About

ABOUT MARTIN:

Martin Thoburn is a pluralist artist working in a variety of different media.  With a background in Graphic Design, Animation and Digital Media, Martin has produced and directed several short films, both animated and live action.  Determined not to be confined to any one medium, Martin continually explores photography, live video mixing, design, collage, animation and motion graphics.  This website is dedicated to his pluralistic exploration of the arts.

Martin’s work is strongly influenced by the both analog and digital technologies.  Working with both modern and antique technologies sometimes in tandem his work explores the uniqueness of the medium, technology, or tool.  Often working backward, from form to concept, he sets his own limits as to how his work will be constructed.  Please take the time to view some of Martin’s animations, photographs, videos and designs.

FREELANCE & EMPLOYMENT:

Martin has worked as a director, animator, video editor and graphic designer for several years.  His background in the commercial arts is as diverse as his personal portfolio.  Martin’s work has serviced a variety of clients, from small independent record labels to huge multinational corporations.  His demo reel is available on this website but if you are interested in seeing more of his commercial work or would like to inquire about freelance booking please contact him directly.  This website does not contain Martin’s entire commercial portfolio.  He would be happy to share his resume/curriculum vitae upon request.  Just drop me an email: info (at) martin-thoburn.com

EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS AND EVENTS:

2016

54th Ann Arbor Film Festival   Ann Arbor, MI
– Official Trailer for the Festival

AAFF – Festival Lobby – Ann Arbor, MI
– LED Telepohne Interactive Installation

POP X – Liberty Plaza Ann Arbor, MI
– Four Channel Video Installation.

2015

FoolMoon   Streets of Ann Arbor, MI
– Live VJ Set – Realtime Visuals project on 30′ wall w/ Vodo Jumato 

POP•IN   Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
– Motion Cubes – Video Mapped onto Cubes w/ Vodo Jumato

2014

The Butter Lounge   Yellow Barn, Ann Arbor, MI
-Pyramid – Video Mapping

52nd – Ann Arbor Film Festival – Ann Arbor, MI
 Live VJ set with Justin Dykhouse

TEMP Multimedia Art Exhibition – Ypsilanti, MI
–  Scientific Rationalism – Collage 

FoolMoon   Ann Arbor, MI
–  Puppetron – Interactive Video Art w/ Vodo Jumato 

2013

 All Media Exhibition 2013 – Ann Arbor, MI
–  Exquisite Motion Corpse– Interactive Video Installation

Smithsonian American Art Museum. – Washington, DC
–  Exquisite Motion Corpse– Interactive Video Installation

Many Voices Film Screening – Ann Arbor, MI
–  Words Tend to be Inadequate (2:14 min) Short Animation

Many Voices Film Screening – Ann Arbor, MI
–  Limited Aesthetic  (3:43 min) Short Film

FUSE Micro Cinema – Roos Roast, Ann Arbor, MI
–  Primates (4:24 min) Short Film

2012

10 Under 40 (River Gallery) Chelsea, MI
–  Exquisite Motion Corpse– Interactive Video Installation

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Chicago, Illinois
–  Exquisite Motion Corpse– Interactive Video Installation

Shadow Art Fair – Ypsilanti, MI
–  Exquisite Motion Corpse – Interactive Video Installation

YPSI24 Hour Film Shootout – Ypsilanti, MI
Return to the same city (2:30 min) – Short film created in 24 Hours

Fenetre Sur Court Festival – Lannion, France
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

backup festival – Wiemar, Germany
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

Shotcutz – Berlin, Germany
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

50 Screen Installation – Ann Arbor Film Festival – Ann Arbor, MI
–  Exquisite Motion Corpse – Interactive Video Installation

SHOOT IT OUT – Rome, Italy
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

2011

Ottawa International Animation Festival – Ottawa, Canada
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

STIFF festival – Toronto, Canada
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

New York City International Film Festival – NYC, USA
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

ISFF Detmold 2011 – Detmold, Germany
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

Athens International Film and Video Festival – Athens, USA
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

Santa Cruz Film Festival – Santa Cruz, USA
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

Filmfest Dresden – Dresden, Germany
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

49th Ann Arbor Film Festival – Ann Arbor, USA
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

International Festival of Animated Objects – Calgary, Canada
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

2010

Animated Dreams Film Festival – Tallinn, Estonia
–  FRAMES (5:04 min) Mixed Media Animation

Shadow Art Fair , Ypsilanti, MI. USA
–  Various Photographs Digital Prints

[art] OPENING [store] CLOSING, Ypsilanti, MI
–  NASA Remix collages Digital Prints

2009

AAFF & UMMA Music Video Showcase, Ann Arbor, MI. USA
–  MATES (5:50 min) Digital Video

2008

Ann Arbor  Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI. USA
–  MATES (5:50 min) Digital Video

Genesis (Atomic Art Co-op), Ann Arbor, MI. USA
Polaroid Series Analog Photography

2007

Trans Atlantic, Ann Arbor, MI. USA
Polaroid Series Analog Photography

Smart Film Festival, Grand Rapids, MI. USA
Seed of Change (2:26 min) Digital 2D Animation