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Cosmetic Emergency

Fortnight 2005, Short film, 9 min


The film explores the idea of beauty through a collage of live action and lyrical animations. A free-form take on the current trend of cosmetic obsession and the immortal quality of painting, the film searches for « what’s on the inside ». New Zealand’s Hip-Hop artist, « Coco Solid » and « Half Japanese » founder Jad Fair, among anothers, wrote and recorded humorously cynical songs about the cosmetic craze.


Martha Colburn

Raised in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, based in Holland since 2000, Martha Colburn screens her films in galleries, museums and festivals worldwide. A self-taught filmmaker, she has completes over forty films since 1994. In 2004 she taught animation at Nanjing Art Institute in China and contributed animation to the documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnson de Jeff Feuerzeig.

Martha Colburn

Martha Colburn

Martha Colburn

Martha Colburn

Coco Solid, Eric Ultimate, Jad Fair, Hilary Jeffery, Mick Hobbs

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Martha Colburn

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