[microsound-announce] [David Fodel Announce] Sound Design for Babelgum Metropolis Grand Prize Winner!

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Fri Dec 18 11:25:53 EST 2009

I did the sound design for the winning entry in the Babelgum  
Metropolis Art Prize. Details below:

Babelgum, the independent web and mobile video content platform, today  
announces the winners of its latest effort to showcase new emerging  
art stars, the Babelgum Metropolis Art Prize chaired by iconic art- 
house actress and video artist Isabella Rossellini.

Launched in September 2009, the contest attracted over 400 videos  
representing the work of the best and edgiest artists on six  
continents, competing for three main prizes worth a total of $30,000.  
The winning videos, two runner-ups in each category and two Special  
Mentions entries will be screened at a free public event in New York’s  
Times Square on December 17 at 7 pm hosted by head judge Isabella  
Rossellini, which will also include a screening of her latest short  
film co-directed by Guy Maddin, “Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair.”

The Babelgum Metropolis Grand Prize ($20,000) went to Denver, Colorado- 
based artist Christopher Coleman for “The Magnitude of the Continental  
Divide.” An animation exploring the way we define ourselves and our  
nations, the piece deals with various states of withdrawal and  
aggression. It is a think-piece on the state of modern warfare, where  
weapons and damage are dealt impersonally from afar.

A 2003 MFA graduate of New York State University in Buffalo, Coleman  
is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver. The  
artist was twice a participant in the VIPER Basel Festival in  
Switzerland and has had his work in exhibitions in many countries  
including Singapore, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Germany, France, China,  
the UK and Latvia. His winning entry can be viewed at www.babelgum.com/4003543/the-magnitude-the-continental-divides.html 

Sound design for Coleman's winning video was composed by David Fodel.

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