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COMPASS KETCHUP: Art on the Marquee


Look up and look forward as Boston continues to establish itself as a Boss in public art innovation.  Juxtaposing art with commercial and informational content via an 80-foot-tall LED multi-screen is ART ON THE MARQUEE, a public art project that screens multi-media work by local artists and students on a daily basis @the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. For the full enchilada, head to Southie on a Sunday from 8-9pm to watch the entire collection of art on loop or go to their website.

This is one of the first urban screens in the country and a very conscious attempt to create more platforms for digital art in public spaces. Of course, muchos gracias are due to the Dream Team, MASSACHUSETTS CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY and BOSTON CYBERARTS, for making these kind of projects/opportunities a reality for our city.

“By broadcasting this amazing media art as part of our marquee content, we hope to provide a model for future signage and urban screens in both Boston and North America – pushing the marquee content in new and unexplored directions that will please our guests and events while helping establish this program as one of the most creative and iconic in the country,” -James E. Rooney, executive director of the MCCA

If you’re a new media artist, get submittin’ those 30-second videos/animations/computer-generated works to the marquee’s eleventh call for new media art! The deadline is Sunday, August 31st at midnight.

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