The Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Boston Art Commission announced the winners of “Fenway’s 30-Second Cinema” today in the latest of Mayor Walsh’s efforts to raise the public profile of Boston’s arts community. The competition was announced this past summer as one of a series of projects undertaken by the Commission and MONUM, including Pop-Up! Dudley Connections and the Public Space Invitational, as well as the appointment of Chief of Arts and Culture Julia Barros, the first cabinet-level “arts czar” in over two decades.
Visual artists of all styles were invited to submit, with the winning films receiving an hourly slot between advertisements on Orange Barrel Media’s 14 x 48 digital billboard next to Fenway Park on the corner of Lansdowne and Ipswich, and each director being awarded $300. Twelve winners in all were announced—up from the ten slots promised by August’s announcements—all of whom are active artists and educators in Boston’s museums, galleries, and universities.
“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 Walsh in a statement. “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.”
The twelve winning submissions can be streamed here.
“12 Items or Less” – Corey Corcoran
“Walls of Water” – Rob Eckel
“In the Crowd” – Sarah Gay-O’Neill
“Up” – Lina Maria Giraldo
“Binds” – Ravi Jain
“Office Chair” – Michael Lewy
“Endless” – Robert Maloney
“particles and waves” – Denise Manseau
“Ferry Ride” – Matthew Shanley
“The Way You Move” – Cindy Sherman Bishop
“Stucco House” – Remi Thornton
“Within and Without Bounds” – Andrea Zampitella