Maile Colbert

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Filmmaker, video, and sound artist recently relocated from Los Angeles, US to Lisbon.

She holds a BFA in The Studio for Interrelated Media from Massachusetts College of Art, and a MFA in Integrated Media/Film and Video from the California Institute of the Arts.

She has had multiple screenings, exhibits, and shows, including The New York Film Festival, LACE Gallery, MOMA New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the REDCAT Theater in Los Angeles, The Portland International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, the Störung Festival in Barcelona, the Teatro Municipal in Guarda, the Observatori Festival in Valencia, and has performed and screened widely in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and the States.

She was a visiting lecturer teaching Sound Design at UCSD; designed sound and composed for Rebecca Baron’s film How Little We Know of Our Neighbors, winner of the Black Maria Film Festival Best Film, designed sound for Adele Horne’s feature documentary The Tailenders, broadcasted on PBS POV and winner of a 2007 Independent Spirit Award, Allan Sekula’s epic The Lottery of the Sea, and designed sound for Betti-Sue Hertz’s multi-media mutli channel installation at the Centro Cultural Tijuana for the 2005 inSite Festival. She is currently designing visuals for Brian Mcbride (Stars of the Lid), Celer, R. Kitch, and the multi-media evolving project La Scatola (Rui Costa and Manuela Barile). She has had the pleasure and opportunity to work with such artists as Carole Kim, Andrea Parkins, Kraig Grady, Jessica Constable, Jeff Cain, Mark Dresser, Steve Roden, Paul Bradley, Matthew Marble, Kadet Kuhne, Anne LeBaron, Hypo, Can’t…and numerous wonderful others she can’t think of right now.

Her recent solo album released by Twenty Hertz and performance at the Störung Festival in Barcelona led to a multi-media collaboration with UK composer Paul Bradley called Transit (http://www.twentyhertz.co.uk/), soon premiering at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, then showing in various locations through out the US and Europe. She is currently working on a new release with Tellemake, an experimental opera on millennialism and apocalyptic thought and theory, with opera singer Gabriela Crowe, singer Jessica Constable, and the Poetry of Ian Colbert; and is mid-production on a feature documentary on Autism called The Plane Flies High Because I am Not Afraid. She has also recently created video for the multi-disciplinary project La Scatola by Rui Costa (her recent husband) and Manuela Barile.

Member of Binaural Media.


http://www.myspace.com/colbertmaile