Saturday, May 1, 2010

Martha Colburn

If you took The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb threw in a bit of Basquiat and Ellis Ruley (see image below from Discovering Ellis Ruley) you might get something like Martha Colburn's stop-motion films.
She takes her own artwork that she paints on glass, plus puzzle pieces, footage of scary puppet shows and old Westerns and puts them together in such a way that they're like collages come to life. This is a postcard from her Thursday night show at New Museum:
She showed her films while bands and musicians like Lumberob performed. Lumberob was especially fun and weird with herky-jerky dance moves that matched the stop-motion motion of the films. If you ever get a chance to see her films in person, highly recommended--plenty to explore online, too. Like this.

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