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Dolls vs. Dictators at the Museum of the Moving Image

The American Museum of the Moving Image presents Dolls vs. Dictators an exhibition on view January 15-April 10.

Dolls vs. Dictator

The new Video Screening Amphitheater, adjacent to the grand staircase, is a screening area with an adjoining small gallery. Visitors will encounter a wide range of video art, animation, experimental film, and television work in this intimate setting. To inaugurate the space, the Museum commissioned a film and installation from acclaimed independent filmmaker and artist Martha Colburn. Colburn is best known for her stop-motion animation, created using collage, puppetry, and paint-on-glass techniques. For Moving Image, Colburn has made a film based on her photographs of the Museum’s unparalleled collection of dolls, toys, and other licensed merchandise.

The film, Dolls vs. Dictators, will be projected continuously, while eight tableaus, each corresponding to a scene in the film, are exhibited. Martha Colburn is a filmmaker and multimedia artist. Born in Pennsylvania in 1972, she now lives in Holland and the U.S.

Made possible thanks to a gift from the Greenwall Foundation.

Each year the Museum screens more than 400 films in a stimulating mix of the classic and the contemporary. With live music for silent films, restored prints from the world’s leading archives, and outstanding new films from the international festival circuit, Moving Image programs are recognized for their quality as well as their scope.

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