Saturday, April 22 @ 8:00 p.m., artist filmmaker, Martha Colburn will present a selection of her stop-motion animated films along with a show of puppets and an introduction. Starting with her Super 8mm films made in Baltimore with Jad Fair (Half Japanese), the Boredoms and her own band ‘The Dramatics’, she has produced over sixty short animations.Her 35mm film ‘Cosmetic Emergency’- a film about war and cosmetic surgery- premiered in Cannes Film Festival in 2005. This screening will also include some new films including her Standing Rock protest animation, ‘Myth Labs’ about the American frontier and Meth use, and ‘Metamorfoza’, a stop-motion animated doll film which takes place in WWII.

Her 35mm film ‘Cosmetic Emergency’- a film about war and cosmetic surgery- premiered in Cannes Film Festival in 2005. This screening will also include some new films including her Standing Rock protest animation, ‘Myth Labs’ about the American frontier and Meth use, and ‘Metamorfoza’, a stop-motion animated doll film which takes place in WWII.

“In an incredible and rare mixture of obsessiveness and craftsmanship, Miss Colburn has created dozens of short animated explosions…each film is knitted together like a quilt made of animal parts, farm machinery, porno, and puppets”. (E. Nordhaus. 99)

Her style has been called ‘Monty Python meets Hieronymus Bosch’ and is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (NY) and the Military Museum of Dresden, Germany. Born in rural Pennsylvania, Martha Colburn is an artist filmmaker based in Pennsylvania, USA and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She travels extensively exhibiting and lecturing on her work. She has a B.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art and MA equivalent from Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunst (Royal Academy of Art) in Holland.

A self-taught filmmaker, she began in 1994 with found footage and Super 8 cameras and has since completed over 60 films. In Baltimore her band ‘the Dramatics’ released six records. She also exhibits elements from her films and using slide projections and murals to creates installations. She has taught workshops on her animation technique in China, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and America. She has made music videos/ films for bands such as Deerhoof, Laura Ortman, Rota Braga, Felix Kubin and much more. She also contributed animation to the documentary ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnson’.

For the past twenty years, Colburn has worked with authors including 99 Hooker, Stephen O’Connor, Diana Wagman and others. In the 2007 Sundance Film Festival she was invited to initiate the ‘New Frontiers’ film and video installation program, with ‘Meet Me In Wichita” and in 2008 to opened the Museum of Art and Design (NY) with a live performance of films and music.

In 2013 her film Metamorfoza was invited to participate in the series ‘Visual Arts’ by the curator of the Collection de Bruin‐Heijn and performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2010 her films joined the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is a 2015 recipient of the Creative Capital Award for film.

Martha Colburn’s visit is thanks to both the Mondriaan Foundation (Amsterdam) and Delta Workers (Amsterdam), and she will spend time with us in Shreveport to share her work and her process.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Film Screening @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 – Film Animation Workshop @ 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

This FREE workshop is limited to 12 participants, please message to reserve a spot. email to: minicine@swampland.org

minicine?, 846 Texas Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71101
Suggested Donation for Film Screening $5