Short Works by Ken Jacobs
With Ken Jacobs in person
All films directed by Ken Jacobs.
1996, 30 mins. A 1906 film of a train ride is dramatically altered through repetition, mirroring, inversion, and directional reversal.
Flo Rounds a Corner
1999, 6 mins. Jacobs’s first work using original video footage.
Surging Sea of Humanity
2006, 11 mins. A stereograph from the 1893 U.S. Centennial Exposition is transformed into “an enormous rugged and craggy 3-D landscape.”
The Day Was a Scorcher
2009, 8 mins. Jacobs uses his own home movie footage from a family trip to Rome. “It’s a perfect day when nothing happens.”
Capitalism: Child Labor
2006, 14 mins. Jacobs digitally animates a Victorian stereoscopic photograph of a nineteenth-century factory floor, crowded with machinery and child workers.
Seeking the Monkey King
2011, 40 mins. An immersive and dazzling work whose vivid gold-blue abstractions are seemingly made from photographed tinfoil, Jacobs’s masterful new work is also a scorching political diatribe about America today.
Free with Museum admission.