BLINK // Martha Colburn, Dolls vs. Dictators

BLINK is a series of micro-posts that will focus on individual artists. Honing in on select work or works, each post will be a fleeting snapshot of art activity from around the world, one that hopefully inspires and prompts deeper investigations.

Deerhoof vs. Dolls Film by Martha Colburn Music by Deerhoof 2011 from Martha Colburn on Vimeo.

In 1994, filmmaker and multimedia artist Martha Colburn began performing live with a combination of 16mm and Super-8 projectors, initially used for music videos. After long research she began working on her films sequentially, all of them in-camera edits. She uses three to four layers at a time, simulating a 3D effect. Her recent videos show contemporary political issues and violence through the lense of childhood imagination. Dolls vs. Dictators (2010) is concerned with hunting down the violent roots of her home country, the U.S.A.

Martha Colburn lives between New York and Holland.

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See more work by Martha Colburn: Vimeo-Martha Colburn

Blog entry by Alexandra Borrás in Berlin; Monday, Aug. 05, 2013.

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