As noted in Dateline, Ken Jacobs, distinguished professor emeritus and co-founder with Larry Gottheim of the Cinema Department, returns with extraordinary work – Blankets for Indians, presented in 3D – at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in LH-6.
Blankets for Indians blends a stereoscopic study of water spurting from New York’s City Hall fountain with an intimately detailed portrait of an Occupy Wall Street march. The unexpected connection gives the film new life, seamlessly moving between sensual observation and political commentary, reflection and abstraction. Using freeze-frames, text and 3D manipulation, Jacobs questions the contemporary conditions of sociopolitical struggle, its relation to aesthetics and the labor necessary to produce both.
Jacobs has been a major figure in the New York avant garde since the ’60s as well as the object of many retrospectives at major museums. Honors include the Maya Deren Award of The American Film Institute, the Berlin’s DAAD award, the Guggenheim Award and a special Rockefeller Foundation grant.
For more information, call 607-777-4998.
Co-sponsored by the Cinema Department, Harpur College Dean’s Speakers Series and the Broome County Arts Council. Made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.