Martha Colburn


Born in rural Pennsylvania, Martha Colburn is an artist filmmaker based in Pennsylvania, USA and the Netherlands. She holds a B.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art and participated in Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunst in Holland. In 2010 her films were acquired by 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.

Artist of the B3 Exhibition ON DESIRE

(c) Martha Colburn, Metamorfoza

Metamorfoza, 2013
Single-channel full HD video, 18 min (loop)
Courtesy of the artist

Metamorfoza is close to Shostakovich’s music. After the 1917 revolution Shostakovich remained in the Soviet Union suffering under the Stalin regime. His 7th Symphony (1941) was dedicated to “victory over the ene- my.” Officially he meant the Nazis but between the lines he indicted Stalin. The theme of hidden truth is central to Colburn’s film. Using stop frame animation this film features dolls and is accompanied by the composition of Juan Felipe Waller. The film was made possible by Col- lection de Bruin-Heijn and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Re-Animators: a Panel on Desire

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Re-Animators: a Panel on Desire Panel