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Martha Colburn's Myth Labs

Martha Colburn: Camera, Lights, Charge, Pop

Sept. 5–Oct. 4
Special Event: Thursday, Oct. 3

  • Film screenings & CSO performance 6:30 p.m.
  • Reception, 7:30 p.m.

Canzani Center Gallery (map it)

During a special event on Oct. 3, in partnership with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, CCAD will screen  two Martha Colburn films —One and One Is Live and Triumph of the Wild—accompanied live by Colburn’s long time musical collaborator and pianist Thollem McDonas. Next members of the CSO, led by Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni, will perform two original scores by Felipe Waller during screenings of Colburn’s Secrets of Mexuality and METAMORFOZA.

Martha Colburn is a multimedia artist whose frenetic narratives examine history, politics, sexuality, and popular culture. Comfortable working in puppetry, collage, and paint-on-glass, she is also a notable musician, having released six records with the Dramatics and collaborated with musicians including Yamatsuka Eye and Jad Fair. She has created music videos for Deerhoof and They Might Be Giants, as well as animation for the feature film The Devil and Daniel Johnston.

Our exhibition will feature about 30 of Colburn’s manipulated-found-footage and stop-animation films from the mid-1990s to the present, as well as Polaroids and large-scale collages.

Also on view in Canzani Center Gallery from Sept. 5–Oct. 4 are Kirk Hayes' Rule by Fear, Jeff Smith's RASL, Gary Panter's The Magnetic Lady, and Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper.

Gallery Hours: Monday, closed; Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, noon–5 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public. If you would like to support programs like this, please donate any amount online (choose the "exhibitions and visiting artists & scholars" option).

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