Submerge, Mags Harries & Catherine Siller
18th Round of Art on the Marquee (summer 2016)
The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts coordinate media art for display on the Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The 80-foot-tall Marquee includes more than 3,000 square feet of display area on 7 screens, providing full-motion video capability. The Marquee is viewed by more than 100,000 pedestrians and motorists daily. The Marquee is visible for 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.
Harries and Siller’s artist statement for their collaborative work Submerge is a quote: “The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper; I cannot quite make it out.” ~Annie Dillard
Catherine Siller is an artist and performer whose interdisciplinary work investigates the relationship between digitally mediated language, the body, and identity. She currently lives and works in Boston, MA. Siller holds an MFA in Digital + Media from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University. www.catherinesiller.com
Mags Harries’ public art projects have received national recognition and have won many awards. Her early projects Asaroton and Glove Cycle have become icons of the Boston area. Mags frequently designs her work with landscape materials and responds to environmental issues. She has an increasing interest in water and city scale elements of infrastructure, pathways and connections.