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Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics and Boston Art Commission Announce Winners of "Fenway's 30 Second Cinema"

November 24, 2014

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 The Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) and Boston Art Commission are proud to announce the winners of “Fenway's 30 Second Cinema,” a digital art competition which gives Boston-area artists the opportunity to display their work on a prominent digital sign next to Fenway Park.

MONUM and the Boston Art Commission asked artists to submit their digital art, such as motion graphics and short films, up to 30 seconds long. Representatives of MONUM and the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture judged the submissions

“Fenway’s 30 Second Cinema competition is a terrific opportunity for Boston-area digital artists to showcase their work to thousands of residents and visitors in a high-visibility public space,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “The high quality of these submissions speaks to the overwhelming talent and creative vision in the City of Boston that will make one of Boston’s most beloved streets even more dynamic.”

Twelve winners were selected and will have their pieces displayed on the Orange Barrel Media digital sign at the intersection of Ipswich and Lansdowne Streets starting today. The winning submissions will be displayed every hour for 30 seconds between regular advertising programming on the digital sign (14 feet high by 48 feet wide). In addition, the City will award the winning artists $300.

“Fenway's 30-Second Cinema” is part of a host of initiatives from the City of Boston to engage and highlight Boston's creative community in public spaces. Recent activities include the Boston Art Commission’s Pop-Up! Dudley Connections (http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/Default.aspx?id=14764) a pop-up art series in Dudley Square, and the Public Space Invitational (http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/Default.aspx?id=10651), a civic design competition that invited artists, designers, and engineers to rethink Boston's public spaces.

To view “Fenway’s 30 Second Cinema” winners, visit: http://fenway2014.newurbanmechanics.org/     The 12 Winning Submissions:

Corey Corcoran's “12 Items or Less”

Corcoran is a Boston-based artist and illustrator. His work has been exhibited throughout the country and extensively in the Greater Boston area including group shows at LaMontagne Gallery, Suffolk University Art Gallery, deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, and Montserrat College of Art. His work has been featured in publications such as the Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, and Beautiful Decay. Corcoran received a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and he is a 2011 recipient of a Clowes Fellowship from Vermont Studio Center. Most recently, he has created several animations for the outdoor marquee at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. 

Rob Eckel's “Walls of Water”

Eckel has had a life-long passion for film that by high school began skewing towards the surreal and experimental. During his senior year of high school he attended the Fast Forward program at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. He graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Film Production and now works as a freelance Director of Photography, editor, and production worker around New England and beyond.

 
Sarah Gay-O'Neill's “In the Crowd”

Gay-O’Neill is an artist and educator based in Boston. She can be found teaching animation and digital media at MassArt and Harvard University. Gay-O’Neill is a long-time contributing member of Rifrakt Artist Collective who participated in a show at Boston City Hall regarding three family homes in Boston proper. In March 2013 she received a glowing review from Artscope Magazine as well as a Maker’s Mark Award at the 2013 MassArt Auction. Her animations have screened at a number of festivals garnering awards along the way.

Lina Maria Giraldo's “Up”

Giraldo is a Boston-based media artist who holds a Master of Professional Studies on Interactive Telecommunications (ITP) from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she was the recipient of both the Paulette Godard and the Tisch School Scholarships. She was awarded the Tsongas Scholarship at Mass College of Art, where she majored in Studio of interrelated Media with Departmental Honors and Academic Distinction. Her work has been displayed in galleries and shows as well as public spaces throughout Boston, New York, and Colombia. The Boston Globe, ABC News, and WBGH have highlighted her. Giraldo was selected to be part of the John F. Kennedy Legacy Gallery in the category of the Arts and has received grants from the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation and the St. Botolph Foundation.

 
Ravi Jain's “Binds”

Jain is multi-disciplinary artist whose work has played out across Boston in the guises of a car-based talk show (“DriveTime”), an innovative web sitcom set in Jamaica Plain (“Three Abreast”) and as self-proclaimed “Transportation Pioneer” inaugurating new roads and rail lines. Jain oversees video and multimedia development for Boston College's Office of Marketing Communications and teaches Digital Media at Northeastern University.

 
Michael Lewy's “Office Chair”

Lewy is an artist who works in a variety of media including photography, video and computer graphics. He received his MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and also works as an illustrator for such clients as the New York Times book review and HiLow books. He is the author of Chart Sensation, a book of PowerPoint charts and has shown at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Pacific Film Archives, and Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston.

 
Robert Maloney's “Endless”

Maloney is a Boston-based mixed media artist and instructor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from MassArt. Maloney’s 2D and 3D constructions and video work incorporates elements of the urban landscape, typography, topography and architecture. Maloney’s recent body of work explores the passing of time and the accumulation and deterioration of human experiences as they are subjected to various states of temporal erosion. In the end, only a trace of these elements may remain as if they are the footprints or skeletons of their previous existences.

 
Denise Manseau's “particles and waves”

Manseau investigates the nature of constantly changing relationships in the environment. With drawing and painting at the core of her practice, she has expanded her methodology to include sound vibration and light as a medium in drawing and video. Manseau holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and her BFA from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She maintains a studio at the Arts Research Collaborative, an art space in Lowell dedicated to arts dialogue and education.

 
Matthew Shanley's “Ferry Ride”

Shanley is a multimedia artist whose range of practice includes sound, installation, public art, generative computer projects, video, Internet art, and print. He holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art, and a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and currently resides in Boston.

 
Cindy Sherman Bishop's “The Way You Move”

Sherman Bishop is a visual artist, filmmaker, and digital creative. Originally a software developer and a painter, her work ranges from creating new tools for artistic expression to realizing immersive, interactive environments with full-body interaction. She received her MFA in Dynamic Media at Massachusetts College of Art in 2013, and is continuing to explore the intersection of art, video, and technology at MIT with a fellowship in the Comparative Media Studies department. She also has various exhibitions scheduled including one at the Peabody Essex Museum this spring.

 
Remi Thornton's “Stucco House”

Thornton is an artist and photographer from Melrose. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and his photographs have been highly collected by private and public collections including Fidelity Investments and Wellington Management. Thornton is currently represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston. Thornton lives with his wife and a heavily-photographed Chihuahua/Pug mix named Winnie Cooper. 

Andrea Zampitella's “Within and Without Bounds”

Zampitella is a multimedia video and performance artist. In Zampitella’s current work, she confines herself to reveal a sense of restrictiveness, lyricism, and subsequent humanity. Zampitella's performance and installations explore the threshold of pain and beauty and the tension between the natural and manmade. Zampitella has exhibited in galleries and public spaces around Boston including the Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, The Boston Children’s Museum, Axiom Gallery, Mobius Gallery, and the Griffin Museum of Photography. Andrea Zampitella attended the Massachusetts College of Art where she earned a MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and Studio for Interrelated Media. Currently, she is a Library/Media Specialist at Winchester High School.

About the Boston Art Commission

The Boston Art Commission is the oldest municipal art commission in the United States, established in 1890 to approve and site new public art on property owned by the City of Boston. It aims to engender and support a thriving artistic consciousness throughout Boston’s many communities and neighborhoods.

About the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics

The Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston serves as the City's innovation incubator, building partnerships between internal agencies and outside entrepreneurs to pilot projects that address resident needs.

About Orange Barrel Media

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Orange Barrel Media provides outdoor advertising across the country, including digital signs near Fenway Park and Boston's Innovation District. Their displays feature a blend of public service, arts, community content, and sponsored messages.