Martin is an architect trained filmmaker, whose work lies between making documentaries, architectural animations and creating visual installations for improvised music events.
In 2001 he co-founded Squint/Opera, an experimental production company which specialises in the exploration of architecture through film. He has co-directed several independent documentary projects, including 174 Rising, a film about the installation of a memorial to the dead of Everest in Nepal, and The Collector about an obsessive gleaner in a small Provencal town in France.
In collaboration with the artist Britt Hatzius (Brittski) he has been developing a technique for making dense improvised visual environments, blending hand drawn / scratched 16mm footage with looped video and slides.
In October 2007 he completed a masters in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths College London, and his graduation film Possessed won the Silver Egg at Emir Kusturica’s Kustendorf film festival in Serbia.
Films on Not Applicable:
Flat Home – directed by Martin Hampton, music by The Not Applicable Artist.
Uke ‘Em – directed by Martin Hampton, music by Icarus
Drift – directed by Martin Hampton
Traum – directed by Martin Hampton, music by Isambard Khroustaliov