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.”
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).