Tess Martin

audiovisueel - experimenteel - film - installatie - cross-over

Tess Martin is an artist/filmmaker based in Rotterdam. Her work is informed by hand-made animation techniques and their potential to explore the human condition. Persistent themes are our place in nature, our relationship to the past, and how memory and perception inform identity. Her practice results in short films, videos, interactive installations, and paintings/prints.

Her prize-winning films and installations have been exhibited at international galleries and festivals such as TOKAS Hongo (JP), IFFR (NL), Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA), and more. She was selected as an artist-in-residence at, among others, the Camargo Foundation (France, 2019), the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy, 2017), Djerassi Resident Artist Program (USA, 2016). She has been funded by the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, the CBK, Stichting Droom en Daad, Amartefonds, the city of Rotterdam, and the Dutch Film Fund. Tess holds an MA in Animation from AKV St Joost (2014) and a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from the University of Brighton, UK (2007).


Tokyo Arts and Space - Open Site exhibition

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 11-01-2020 t/m 09-02-2020
  • Locatie: TOKAS, Tokyo Arts and Space, Hongo, Tokyo
  • A solo exhibition in two rooms, consisting of an interactive installation, videos, a print series and a short film, all related to my phonotrope project ORBIT.
  • https://www.tessmartinart.com/#/orbit/

Time Waves

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 07-12-2019 t/m 07-12-2019
  • Locatie: WORM, Rotterdam
  • Time Waves is an installation made in collaboration with Rotterdam artist Stella Koppe. It was presented at WORM on December 7, 2019 and is an animation loop projection with live foley sound and accompanying framed photo.
  • https://www.tessmartinart.com/#/times-waves/

ORBIT at Theater Rotterdam

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 01-11-2019 t/m 31-12-2019
  • Locatie: Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam
  • In November and December 2019 a specially edited version of the short film ORBIT was on display on the Theater Rotterdam media wall in the foyer. The film on a loop with other Rotterdam animations originally conceived in the April 2018 group exhibition 'Out of Frame, Out of Line, Our of Order, Out of Paper' at WORM.
  • https://manifestanimation.com/post/188902424556/special-announcement-five-animations-launch-at

ARTnSHELTER Residency and Retrospective

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 06-01-2020 t/m 03-02-2020
  • Locatie: ARTnSHELTER Gallery, Tokyo
  • I was selected as an artist in residence at the ARTnSHELTER venue in Tokyo. I worked on the storyboard for an upcoming project, and to culminate the residency I had a 4 day 'retrospective' exhibition in the gallery, where I displayed the work-in-progress development for that project, past films were projected and displayed on a monitor, and I gave a presentation about my work.
  • https://artnshelter.com/2020/01/13/tess-martinthe-netherlands/

ORBIT at Out of Frame, Out of Line, Out of Order, Out of Paper

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 06-04-2018 t/m 08-04-2018
  • In samenwerking met: Gemeente Rotterdam
  • Locatie: WORM, Rotterdam
  • In 2018 I initiated, curated and produced a group exhibition at WORM in Rotterdam, comprised of work by 8 artists with an animation background who had rarely before made work for a space. The result was one weekend of interactive sculpture, participatory installations, projections, VR experiences. My contribution was the ORBIT interactive installation (discs, turntables, cellphones).
  • https://vimeo.com/264841449

ORBIT exhibition at TAFF

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 21-08-2019 t/m 24-08-2021
  • Locatie: Turku Animation Film Festival, Turku
  • I was invited to present the ORBIT interactive installation, the ORBIT monoprints and print videos as part of the Turku Animation Film Festival in Finland. The 4 day exhibition was, appropriately, in a record store and was well visited. The ORBIT short film was also included that year in the festival's program.
  • https://vimeo.com/355491823

Artist in Residence at Kala Art Institute

Residenties / uitwisseling

  • 01-12-2018 t/m 31-01-2019
  • Locatie: , Berkeley, CA
  • I was selected as an artist-in-residence at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA, an established center for printmaking arts outside of San Francisco. I was able to develop the ORBIT monoprints here (and the subsequent monoprint videos), and my stay culminated in a presentation about my work and the results.
  • http://www.kala.org/residencies/kalas-media-arts-artist-residence-exhibition-award/

Artist in Residence at Camargo Foundation

Residenties / uitwisseling

Artist in Residence at Bogliasco Foundation

Residenties / uitwisseling

  • 18-04-2017 t/m 20-05-2017
  • Locatie: , Bogliasco
  • I had the pleasure of being selected as one of the artist in residence at the Bogliasco Foundation Residency outside of Genoa. For one month I worked on the development of an ongoing project about memory.
  • https://www.bfny.org/

Artist in Residence at Djerassi

Residenties / uitwisseling

  • 10-08-2016 t/m 06-09-2016
  • Locatie: , Woodside, CA
  • I had the pleasure of being selected as artist in residence at the beautiful Djerassi Resident Artist Program in the mountains south of San Francisco. I spent the time developing the ORBIT project.
  • https://djerassi.org/

Erkenningen

    Stipendium
  • CBK Onderzoek en Ontwikkeling

  • 2019
    Stipendium
  • Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie Vormgeving

  • 2020
    Stipendium
  • Nederlands Film Fond Afwerking

  • 2019
    Stipendium
  • Gemeente Rotterdam Scenario

  • 2019
    Stipendium
  • Nederlands Film Fond Treatment

  • 2018
    Stipendium
  • Gemeente Rotterdam

  • 2021
    Stipendium
  • Stichting Droom en Daad

  • 2021
    Stipendium
  • Stimuleringsfonds Experiment

  • 2021
    Stipendium
  • Amartefonds

  • 2020
    Prijs
  • Camargo Foundation Artist Residency

  • 2019
    Prijs
  • Kala Art Institute Media Arts Fellowship

  • 2018
    Prijs
  • Bogliasco Foundation Artist Residency

  • 2017
    Prijs
  • ORBIT, Best Experimental Film, Shortcutz Amsterdam

  • 2020