Headlands Center for the Arts


Martha Colburn

Installation
Through May 2, 2019

Hours

Sunday–Thursday, 12–5PM

Price

FREE and open to the public

Location

Project Space

Martha Colburn: Animated Geometries

March 17–May 2, Sunday–Thursday, 12–5PM
Free and open to the public
Work in progress studio: March 17–April 11
Final installation on view: April 14–May 2

Reception: Sunday, April 14, 12–5PM
Celebrate the artist at this reception during our Spring Open House.

Stop-motion animation master Martha Colburn refashions the Project Space into a lab for collaboration. In the first weeks of the installation, Colburn invites guests and visitors to contribute to an animated film exploring the infinite generation of form and figures. She will have a schedule of “virtual guests” in the space, including composer and violinist Laura Ortman, composer Giovanni Paolo Liotta, video artist Colby Richardson, video synthesizer artists ESPTV, artist and filmmaker Pat O’Neill, DJ Toby Paul, and others. These guests will contribute video elements and musical accompaniment, present films, and sometimes give live performances.

Using a glass multiplane animation stand, claymation, and other means set up in Project Space, visitors will also be invited to help create the new work. For Colburn, exploring visual ideas through the physical activity of stop-motion animation emphasizes the body’s potential to generate a film through gestures, motions, emotions, and intuition.