Ken Jacobs: 02
This screening brings together a selection of Ken Jacobs’ recent videos. In his digital work, Jacobs has continued to develop the ‘eternalisms’ of his Nervous System performances, creating the illusion of movement disarticulated from time by reanimating early film footage (Let There Be Whistleblowers) or old stereoscopic images (Capitalism – Child Labor), as well as recent still and moving images of his own (Seeking the Monkey King). Eternalism – a visual effect that Jacobs has patented – is created through rapid repetition, and the blending of two almost identical images interrupted by flickering black frames. A work by artist and writer Angela Ferraiolo, chosen by Ken Jacobs, will open the programme.