Optic Antics: The Cinema of Ken Jacobs

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Ken Jacobs has been making cinema for more than fifty years, and Optic Antics: The Cinema of Ken Jacobs is the first volume dedicated entirely to his work. Along with over thirty film and video works, he has created an array of shadow plays, sound pieces, installations, and magic lantern and film performances that have transformed how we look at and think about moving images. He is part of the permanent collections at MoMA and the Whitney, and his work has been celebrated in Europe and the U.S.

This book includes essays by prominent film scholars along with photographs and personal pieces from artists and critics, all of which testify to the extraordinary variety and influence of his accomplishments. Anyone interested in cinema or experimental arts will be well-rewarded by a greater acquaintance with the genius, the innovation, and the optical antics of Ken Jacobs.

Edited by Michele Pierson, David E. James, and Paul Arthur.

- Paperback
- 312 pages, 7 x 9.9 x 0.7 inches
- 48 illustrations
- 2011
SKU: 36927

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