Martha Colburn – "Join The Freedom Force"

“Casio Halbzeit” by Knalpot, directed by Martha Colburn from Floating World Comics on Vimeo.

Martha Colburn is a musician and filmmaker living in New York.  Through a collage of live action (paint-on-glass) animations, found footage and documentary filmmaking techniques, her films are a disturbing and at times humorous take on popular and political culture.

Among her dozens of short films she has also made videos for Deerhoof and Daniel Johnston.  Her latest video is for the Dutch band Knalpot and their song, Casio Halbzeit.  The film is hand made collage animation shot on 16mm.  “Animation is magical, it’s making gold out of glitter.”

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

One thought on “Martha Colburn – "Join The Freedom Force"

  1. JOIN THE FREDOM FORCE- 4 min. 16mm ( silent with CD) or (mini dv. NTSC) 2009
    Set to the groove-heavy, driving chorus of the song ‘Casio Halbzeit’ by Knalpot, protestors strike-out and are struck-back in a dance of police brutality and wild rally of freedom-seekers. Protestors join forces from the streets of Iran 2009 to the G2O Conference, to a cartoon garbage dump and industrial waste sites. It is a stop-action animated 16mm film made using an upright three dimensional glass technique. funded by the TAX-videoclipfonds ( Holland).
    Martha !

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