Martha Colburn
spidersinlove @ hotmail.com

 

As self-taught filmmaker, Martha Colburn has completed over 40 films since 1994. She has toured the US and Europe with her "Helmo" projector and was featured in the New York Museum of Modern Art / San Francisco Cinematheque's Big As Life 8mm retrospective. Her work has appeared in numerous festivals including The Sundance Film Festival and The Rotterdam International Film Festival. Her work is largely hand colored, corrupted collage animation and features musical and spoken-word scores by The Dramatics, The Jaunties, Jad Fair, Jason Willett 99 Hooker and others.

Martha currently lives in Amsterdam where she has been a participant artist at the Rijksakademie. A video compilation of her films can be obtained here.

When asked how she supports herself while making films, Martha replies: "By working retarded non-committed jobs like putting together christmas trees, painting on construction sites with guys who smoke PCP on their lunch breaks, counting bikers and traffic for the State of Maryland, cleaning houses for old men that tell me their war stories and make me get them drunk, doing props and sets at parties for cheezy rich people. Basically, anything for a fast buck and most of them end with being groped -- inciting nervous breakdowns or getting sick physically and mentally."

Filmology:

Title
Year
Time
Secrets of Mexuality
2003
Skelahellavision
2002
Groscher Lansangriff: Big Bug Attack
2002
Cats Amore
2002
Spiders in Love: an Arachnogasmic Musical
1999
5:00
There's a Pervert in Our Pool
1998
3:00
A Toetally Solefull Feeture Pedsination
1998
6:00
Lift Off
1998
3:00
Ode to a Busdriver
1997
5:32
Evil of Dracula
1997
1:59
J&J Live
1997
6:00
What's On?
1997
1:45
Persecution in Paradise
1997
6:17
I Can't Keep Up
1997

3:26

Kiwi and Wally
1996
3:00
Dog Chow
1996
7:00
Live Go!
1996
3:00
Killer Tunes
1996
10:00
Cholesterol
1996
1:11
Who Knows?
1996

2:27

My Secret Shame
1996

2:31

I'm Gonna
1996
2:02
Uberfall: PeePoo and Flies
1996
2:30
Hey Tiger!
1996
2:36
Caroline Kaabel Solo
1995
12:00
Alchohol
1995
N/A
Caffine Jam
1995
4:50
Asthma
1995
2:23
Zig Zag
1995
2:29
Live Freaks
1995
N/A
Improv. Spazz
1995
2:30
Drivers Ed
1994
5:46
Acrophobic Babies
1994
5:00
Feature Presentation
1994
6:00
First Film in X-tro
1994
5:23

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