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DU Magazine
2008
NRC Handelsblad
2008
Welt am Sonntag / Art Basel
2008

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www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk
2008

Studium Generale- Eindhoven, NL
2002
'Show Announcement' (in Dutch)

Biglerville Times
1987

'Farm Show Winners'

Independent Film & Video
1998

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The Stranger- Seattle,US
1998

'Art Rock, Rock/Art and Dileia Contemporary'
Cover art and article.

Review Kunstbeeld
2001

review (in Dutch)and photos
by Rob Perree'

The Sun (Baltimore,MD)
June 10, 1998

'Getting the city's nitty and gritty'

Umelec (czech republic)
2000

'A Never-Ending Process'
Interview by Lenka Lindaurova and Jeffrey A. Buehler

Yahoo Internet Life
2000

'Really Strange Bedfellows' by Donald Miller





PRESS AND PROGRAM NOTES OF MARTHA COLBURN

"The uniqueness of Martha Colburn, to me, is the explosive energy and craft with which she brings up-to-date, and pushes further, the film form of found-image-collage established by Stan Vanderbeek and Dick Preston in the Sixties. She has invented her own techniques and language that permits her to fuse the grotesque images of our popular civilization as produced by our image industries, to make film songs of universal sadness of our times. Bordering on the outrageous, crackling frame energy, Martha Colburn films are naked testimonials of our times, and of her generations." - Jonas Mekas (2000)

"Martha Colburn is someone very special…[She] has shed a harsh and cleansing radiance on the motivations that propel our intrinsic inspirations. She's quite a gal." George Kuchar (1999)
"Using collage and found footage, Colburn creates noisy portraits of our most simultaneously dreadful and beautiful desires (cholesterol-ridden food, alcohol, smoking, and a bit of sex too) to create a world where every image is in constant flux, shifting from glorious, colorful stability to scratchy, flickering cacophony all in a matter of micro-seconds". (program notes by Jeff Lambert 98)

"Her films are charged with a madness that is not for it's own sake, but a madness that is highly political, a madness that is there only because it is reflecting (too directly) a society that is, all in all, mad". (Mudede, Seattle Stranger. 99)

"Her experimental films are made out of found film material, newspaper clippings and her own drawings which she then hand colors by hand. Animated collages result whereby reoccurring thmese like violence, sex, fetishism, and death render as peculiar contradictory ironic conglomerate". (Rene Zechlin, Frankfurter Kunstverein 03)

"In an incredible and rare mixture of obsessiveness and craftsmanship Miss Colburn has created dozens of short animated explosions…each film is knitted together like a quilt made of animal parts, farm machinery, porno, and puppets". (E. Nordhaus. 99)