Martha Orbach 

MARTHA ORBACH                              
Residency Period August – September 2018 

Martha Orbach’s practice is about image making and stories. She has an ongoing interest in narrative and often works in forms such as books, animation or print series. Layering, landscape and character are reoccurring aspects. Her work often has a naïve element juxtaposed against chaos. She is interested in how we comprehend our worlds and the relationship between our brains and our sense of ourselves. This has supported the socially engaged aspects of her practice and led her to work in health and community contexts including Bethlehem Royal Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neuroscience. The notion of home is something her migrant self incessantly returns to, often in conjunction with my interest in landscape, and the ways memories or histories are stored in a place.