Bay Bingo / Bay Bingo
Kelley Bell, Corrie Francis ParksUnited States / 2016 / 5' 0''
Museum of Contemporary Art, 18:42 h
The underwater environment of the largest estuary in the United States is whimsically interpreted in this multi-channel animation. Layers of sand, paint, and silhouette animation transport the viewer to the Chesapeake Bay, where whimsical creatures and mechanical monsters of the deep cohabit a prismatic habitat. While the piece is playing on the MSU facade, viewers can play Bay Bingo on their mobile device. In this interactive game, viewers search the video on the facade for different species in the diverse ecosystem on the facade and record what they see on a mobile bingo card. If you are the first to get five in a row, you win!
Kelley Bell holds an MFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in imaging and digital arts, and a BFA in graphic design from Pratt Institute. Her animations have been screened locally and as far away as Berlin, Germany. She is an associate professor and associate chair of the Visual Arts Department at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Corrie Francis Parks animates with sand, paint and other fluid materials. With one hand under the camera and the other on the computer keyboard, her work maintains an organic connection to natural materials and traditional production methods while fully integrating digital technology. Her award-winning animated shorts have screened at the Annecy International Animation Festival, Hiroshima International Animation Festival and Animafest Zagreb as well as other major film festivals on every continent except Antarctica. She is an Assistant Professor of Animation at University of Maryland, Baltimore County and author of the book, Fluid Frames: Animating Under the Camera with Sand, Clay, Paint and Pixels. She looks forward to the day when she can count penguins among her biggest fans. Filmography: A Tangled Tale (2013), For the Masses (2007), Conversing with Aotearoa (2006), Tracks (2003), Ash Sunday (2001).
Kelley Bell, Corrie Francis Parks
categoriesAnimation Goes MSU: Media Facade