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.”


The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.

Dec. 12: SPREAD EAGLE – SHOW CAVE Video Series #6

SHOW CAVE Video Series #6
December 12, 2009
9pm screening and after party


SPREAD EAGLE is the next chapter in SHOW CAVE’s
ongoing video series curated by Hazel Hill.

SPREAD EAGLE is also the inaugural event at SHOW
CAVE’s new location 3501 Eagle Rock Blvd. in the
beautiful Glassel Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Contributing artists include:

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Cornrow Rider
Hazel Hill
Ashley Huizenga
Kathleen Daniel
Telefantasy Studios
Jacinto Astiazaran
Eric Nordhauser
Milton Melvin Croissant III
Nic Chancellor
Bobbi Woods