Project Description

Maile Colbert is an intermedia artist with a concentration on sound and video, relocated from Los Angeles to Lisbon in 2008, Portugal, and teaching at Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto. She spent the last two years collaborating with the art organization Binaural/Nodar, and is currently director of Cross the Pond, an organization based on arts and cultural exchange between the U.S. and Portugal.

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, The Ear to Earth Festival for Electronic Music Foundation, 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 Future Places Festival in Oporto, HOERENSEHEN 2.0 in Berlin, the Störung Festival in Barcelona, the Teatro Municipal da Guarda, the Observitori Festival in Valencia, and has performed and screened widely in Japan, Europe, Mexico, and the States. She recently was a part of a featured installation at the 2009 UN Climate Conference.

She was a visiting lecturer teaching Sound Design at UCSD, and guest artist and lecturer at NYU, Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, MassArt, Calarts, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Binghamton, Muhlenburg College, and Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She has designed sound and composed for such works as 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 has just finished two new albums, “Come Kingdom Come”, an experimental opera on millennialism and apocalyptic thought and theory, to be released Autumn 2011 on Two Acorns (US/JP); and “For”, an album of dedication, to be released Spring 2011 on Intransitive Recordings (US). Her multi-media project “Where Under”, which toured the East Coast of the States in 2010, starting with the Camden International Film Festival, and ending with the Paivascapes #1 Festival in Northern Portugal, will also yield an album of the same title to be released the Summer of 2011 on FERNS recordings (FR). She is currently in production on an epic multi-disciplinary and multi-media performance of a fictionalized and personalized Portuguese Maritime history grasping towards the definition of “home”; Passageira em Casa/The Passenger at Home, co-produced by Binaural/Nodar and Cross the Pond, funded by the Ministry of Culture, and in affiliation with Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, that will run 2011-2012.

She has had the pleasure to work and collaborate with such artists as Carole Kim, Mark Dresser, Rui Costa, Andrea Parkins, Matthew Marble, Paul Bradley, Steve Roden, HYPO, Sawako Kato, Jessica Rylan/CAN’T, Adam Overton, Kraig Grady, Jeanne Liotta, Celer, Jessica Constable, Jeff Cain, Kadet Kuhne, Anne Lebaron, Simon Whetham, albert Ortega, Ethan Kiermaier, Carl Stone, Jesse Gilbert, Wadada Leo Smith, Jez Riley French, and her long time writing partner, her brother, Ian Colbert.

http://www.mailecolbert.com
http://www.crossthepond.org