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Cyclops Observes the Celestial Bodies

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“Cyclopean 3D is the most 3D a single eye can come up with. This means the celestial horde on display here can only seem to be galloping through space. Actual seeing into depth must be denied, it’s the law.” (Ken Jacobs)


Ken Jacobs (* May 25, 1933 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, USA) is an American avant-garde film director, experimental filmmaker, and university lecturer living in New York City. He studied painting with Hans Hofmann. Together with Larry Gottheim, he founded the Department of Cinema at Binghamton University in New York (then Harpur College) in 1969, where he taught Art Spiegelman, the author of the comic book Mouse - The Story of a Survivor. Jacobs was Distinguished Professor of Cinema until his retirement in 2003. In the early 1970s, he coined the term paracinema for film experiences outside standard cinema technology.Ken Jacobs took part in Documenta 5 in Kassel in 1972, where his films were shown in the Filmschau: New American Cinema and he was also represented at Documenta 6 (1977).

FILMOGRAFIE Ken Jacobs (selection)

2014 Cyclops Observes the Celestial Bodies  2013 A Primer in Sky Socialism  2013 Joys of Waiting for the Broadway Bu  2009 Walkway  2004 Star Spangled to Death  2002 Circling Zero: We See Absence  1996 The Georgetown Loop  1969 Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son   1964 Window  1955 Orchard Street 

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