Maile Colbert
PhD Candidate

Maile Costa Colbert is an intermedia artist, researcher, and educator with a focus on time-based media. She is currently a PhD Research Fellow in Artistic Studies with a concentration on Sound Studies, cinematic sound design, and its relationship with soundscape ecology at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, through the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, and a visiting lecturer at ISMAI. Her current practice and research project is titled Wayback Sound Machine: Sound through time, space, and place and asks what we might gather from sounding the past. She is a collaborator with the art organization Binaural, a member of CineLab, IFILNOVA’s research lab for cinema and philosophy, and is an editor and author at Sonic Field. She has exhibited, screened, and performed around the globe, including in The New York Film Festival, The Ear to Earth Festival for Electronic Music Foundation in NY, LACE Gallery in Los Angeles, MOMA New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Serralves em Festa in Porto, and the REDCAT Theater in Los Angeles, among other venues. She has designed sound and composed for such works as Irene Lusztig’s feature documentaries Yours in Sisterhood and The Motherhood Archives, Rebecca Baron’s film How Little We Know of Our Neighbors, winner of the Black Maria Film Festival Best Film, Adele Horne’s feature documentary The Tailenders, broadcasted on PBS POV and winner of a 2007 Independent Spirit Award, Courtney Stephens and Pacho Velez’s The American Sector, and Allan Sekula’s epic The Lottery of the Sea.