This summer, The Curator and Ruminate Magazine joined together to co-host a competition for contemporary artists who create work with moving images. Submissions were placed in two categories: short film and video/ or alternative time-based media. This past weekend, we debuted the work at International Arts Movement‘s INHABIT, the annual gathering for people interested in beauty, faith, and art.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Short Film category here!
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Pro by Snow Yunxue Fu
Snow Yunxue Fu is a practicing artist from Guiyang China, now living and working in Chicago. She is currently studying for an M.F.A. in Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her undergraduate degrees include one from Sichuan Normal University in Chengdu China, another from Southeast Missouri State University, and a B.F.A. from SAIC. Her main areas of studies were in experimental digital 3-D animations, painting, and sculpture. Her work references the Western historical concepts of the Sublime but in terms of a confrontation with the grandness of an abstract technological interpretation of nature. It is a place beyond regional and cultural boundaries. In her work, she asks fundamental questions about human existence.
RUNNER-UP: Falling Blossom by Jay Jihyun Kim
Creator Jay Jihyun Kim completed her MFA course at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, United States with a focus on Film/Video production. She works as a freelance film/video editor and video artist in New York City. Falling Blossom represents the deep sorrow and anguish of Korean women during World War II.
SHORT FILM COMPETITION JUDGE:
Intermedia artist C. M. Judge directs Moongate Studio in Fitchburg, MA, where she creates video installations and community-based public art projects. Focussing on the poetic confluences of body and spirit, Ms. Judge’s work has been exhibited worldwide. She serves as Vice-President of the Northeast Region for the Women’s Caucus for Art (www.nationalwca