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Cinema Unbound Heroes: Rose Bond

Spotlight on Rose Bond, creator of internationally recognized, large-scale, site-specific animations

Rose Bond contains multitudes. In a town known for its animation talents, she has helped redefine how immersive, collaborative, and Unbound it can be. With her work, animation happens on walls, curtains, dances through thin air. It envelops you and comes alive, moving you where you least expect it.

Not limited by what animation “should” say or how it “should” be seen, Rose Bond kicks ass. She’s been rewriting the rules for years, fighting for whom, by whom and how animated arts are created.

Rose pushes her students and the world at large to see animation arts as an intersectional and vital art form that lives not on a screen, but everywhere amongst us. A practice which can illuminate the stories we might not often hear. Whether animating abandoned storefront windows or working in concert with the symphony, she makes the usual, the everyday come alive with magic, heart and creative vision of someone with a deep understanding of mystery, of what it’s like to walk through our town and our world fully alive.