Student News: Michelle Moore’s Art Chosen to be Displayed in Art on the Marquee at The Boston Convention Center

April 22, 2016

Montserrat College of Art student Michelle Moore has been accepted into the student round of Art on the Marquee, an ongoing project to commission public media art for display on the new 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. Her piece, Jellyfish Love, will be displayed beginning Tuesday, April 26 during an opening reception from 6-8pm.

By using the height of the marquee, the jellyfish will enter from the very bottom of the screen. They will float through the space and entangle in each other then exit. It will be a soothing and endless loop.
Michelle Moore is an animator and is currently a junior at Montserrat College of Art. She works mostly digitally but does traditional work as well. Her animations explore the physical and emotional morphing of individual people into other creatures.

“Art on the Marquee” is the largest urban screen in New England, this unique digital canvas is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. to integrate art alongside commercial and informational content as part of the MCCA’s longstanding neighborhood art program. “Art on the Marquee” offers artists more than 3,000 square feet of digital display on seven screens, providing full-motion video and a viewership of more than 100,000 pedestrians and motorists. The marquee is visible for a half a mile in many directions and is seen by traffic on Summer, D, and Congress streets, as well as from the surrounding hotels, office buildings and the Seaport World Trade Center.

“Boston Cyberarts is thrilled to be working with the MCCA to bring digital art to the streets of Boston’s Innovation District,” said Cyberarts Director George Fifield. “As urban screens become ubiquitous worldwide, the ‘Art on the Marquee’ initiative at the BCEC expands the use of dynamic digital displays for public media art in one of Boston’s most rapidly developing public spaces.”