Mary Franck is a new media artist working in installation and performance. She creates visceral, contemplative experiences entwined and in contrast with contemporary digital technology. She uses video as character, set and material, using projection mapping and real-time video to imbue an object or tangible space with image and metaphor.
Professionally, she makes real-time and interactive video scenes and graphics, creates immersive and building-scale video projection software for events, and teaches TouchDesigner for live video performance and projection mapping. She worked for three years as Senior Interactive Art Engineer at Obscura Digital where she lead the software development and projection mapping for the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Illumination. She has also projection mapped robots for Bot & Dolly and made custom A/V software for Bassnectar with Name the Machine.
Franck holds a B.A. in Conceptual and Information Art from SFSU. Her thesis was “Everyone Intimate Alone Visibly,” an evening length performance examining intimacy and access which toured nationally, created in collaboration with LEVYdance. Her art has been presented at The Lab, the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, CounterPULSE, Z-Space, Joyce SoHo, Decibel Festival and other venues. She recently released Rouge, a live visuals tool and programming framework.