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Martha Colburn: Animated Geometries

Presented by Headlands Center for the Arts at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito CA

Mar 17 2019
May 02 2019
Martha Colburn: Animated Geometries

Resident stop-motion animation master creates a lab for collaboration

Opening Reception:
* Sunday, April 14, Noon – 5:00 pm

Work in progress studio:
* March 17–April 11

Final installation on view:
* April 14–May 2


Stop-motion animation master Martha Colburn refashions 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 (in person), composer Giovanni Paolo Liotta, video artist Colby Richardson, video synthesizer artists ESPTV, artist and filmmaker Pat O’Neill (in person), 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.

Project Space presents site-specific exhibitions that are guided by information and experiences gathered while work is in progress at Headlands. Home to select Artists in Residence each season, as well as occasional group exhibitions by visiting artists and curators, Project Space is a place of exchange among working artists and visitors—a place where ideas are germinated, conversations are shared, and new work is made.


Free and open to the public

Contact: 415-331-2787


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Additional time info:

Opening Reception:  Sunday, April 14, Noon – 5:00 pm

Headlands is open to the public:
Sunday–Thursday, Noon – 5:00 pm


Headlands Center for the Arts

944 Simmonds Rd., Sausalito, CA 94965


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