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03 Feb 2011

apexart announces COMVIDEO winners

still from Andrea Chung, 'Come Back to Jamaica'

COMVIDEO winner and top 9 finalists


The winner of apexart's COMVIDEO open call will receive a $2,000 cash prize. The top 5 finalists' videos will be shown on a public screen in Manhattan.



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The COMVIDEO winner is:

-- Andrea Chung (San Diego, CA): Come Back to Jamaica

The COMVIDEO top 9 finalists are:

-- Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez (Miami, FL): Is It True Blondes Have More FUN?

-- Antonella Grieco / Martina Allegra De Rosa (Milan, Italy): The red and the black

-- Susan Greenspan (Suffern, NY): Celebrate

-- Kelly Flanagan (Tempe, AZ): Caffeinated Misogyny

-- Ela W.Walters (Poznan, Poland): 1956 — Plates in the sky

-- Karina Fisher (Chicago, IL): Ask Your Doctor

-- Mary Younkin (Brooklyn, NY): Never Tell a Lie

-- Donald Daedalus (San Francisco, CA): Gender, Inc.

-- Deena DeNaro (UK): Reversing the Wave

apexart invited artists and creative others from around the world to cut, dub, reverse, add to, and otherwise manipulate at least one broadcast commercial to make a 60 second video submission to COMVIDEO.

On view in apexart's gallery space from November 10 - December 22, COMVIDEO featured 124 videos submitted from 19 countries. From November 10, 2010 - January 15, 2011, visitors to were invited to view and vote on the videos; over 18,000 votes were cast to determine the favorite works in the show.

The creator of the top scoring video will win a $2,000 prize and the top 5 videos will be presented on a public screen in Manhattan.