Jan 22, 2011

EXHIBITION: Dolls Vs Dictators

The Museum of the Moving Image, located in Queens NY, asked animation filmmaker Martha Colburn to come in to the Museum and create an "animation film response" to their eclectic collection of historical works and artifacts. Colburn's high energy collage / cut-out film style should work particularly well with such a great variety of imagery.

Colburn elected to make a film using the photographs of the Museum’s collection of dolls, toys, and miscellanea. The film, Dolls vs. Dictators, is projected continuously in the Video Screening Amphitheater at the Museum. Eight tableaus each corresponding to a scene in the film, are also exhibited.

Martha Colburn is a filmmaker, animator, and multimedia artist who employs a variety of techniques, including puppetry, collage, and paint-on-glass. Many of her works address American history and its relationship to contemporary foreign and domestic policy. Colburn has also directed numerous music videos and has taught workshops on her animation techniques throughout the world. " (quote via the Museum of Moving Image website)


DATE: January 15-April 10
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Fri: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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