Filmography of Ken Jacobs

ORCHARD STREET, 1955, 12 min., clr. silent
THE WHIRLED, 1956-63, 27 min., b/w & clr., sound & silent
STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH, 1957-59, completed 2003-4, 7 hours, b/w & clr., sound
LITTLE STABS AT HAPPINESS, 1958-60, 18 min., clr., sound
BLONDE COBRA, 1959-63, 30 min., b/w & clr., sound
BAUD'LARIAN CAPERS, 1963, 25 min., silent & sound
WINDOW, 1964, 12 min., clr. silent
THE WINTER FOOTAGE, (1964-8mm.) (1985-16mm.) 50 min., clr., silent
THE SKY SOCIALIST, (1964-65 8mm.) 16mm. to be completed 2005, approx. 2 hr., clr., sound
LISA AND JOEY IN CONNECTICUT, JANUARY '65: "YOU'VE COME BACK" "YOU'RE STILL HERE", 1965, 18 min., clr., silent
AIRSHAFT, 1967, 4 min., clr., silent
SOFT RAIN, 1968, 12 min., clr., silent
NISSAN ARIANA WINDOW, 1968, 15 min., clr., silent
TOM, TOM, THE PIPER'S SON, 1969, 115 min., b/w, silent (distributed on PAL vhs 2000, NTSC vhs 2002 together with a book of essays)
GLOBE, 1969, 22 min., clr., silent
URBAN PEASANTS, 1975, 50 min., b/w, silent image alternated with sound-in-dark
SPAGHETTI AZA, 1976, 1-1/2 min., clr., silent
THE DOCTOR'S DREAM, 1978, 27 min., b/w, sound
PERFECT FILM, 1985, 27 min., b/w, sound
JERRY TAKES A BACK SEAT, THEN PASSES OUT OF THE PICTURE, 1987, 15 min., clr., silent
OPENING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: 1896, 1990, 11 min., b/w, silent
KEATON'S COPS, 1991, 23 min., b/w, silent
THE GEORGETOWN LOOP, 1996, 11 min., 35mm. & 16mm., b/w, silent
DISORIENT EXPRESS, 1996, 30 min., 35mm. & 16mm., b/w, silent

Videography of Ken Jacobs

FLO ROUNDS A CORNER, 1999, 6 min., clr., silent, digital computer work
A TOM TOM CHASER, 2002, 10-1/2 min., b/w, silent, digital computer work
CIRCLING ZERO: Part One WE SEE ABSENCE, 2002, 114 min., clr., sound, video
KEEPING AN EYE ON STAN, 2003, 117 min., clr., sound, video
CELESTIAL SUBWAY LINES/SALVAGING NOISE, 2004, 108 min., clr., music by John Zorn asst. by Ikue Mori
MOUNTAINEER SPINNING, 2004, 26 min., clr., music by Rick Reed

Theater Works: (a selection) all involved shadow play or film (all approx. 90 min.)

THE BIG BLACKOUT OF '65: Chapter One "Thirties Man"
, 1965
RESTFUL MOMENTS, 2 and 3-Dimensional shadow play, 1970
A GOOD NIGHT FOR THE MOVIES: 4th OF JULY BY CHARLES IVES BY KEN JACOBS, 1972
A MAN'S HOME IS HIS CASTLE FILMS: THE EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS, 1974
"SLOW IS BEAUTY" -RODIN, 2 and 3-Dimensional shadow play, 1974; MUMOK, Vienna, 2004
THE BOXER REBELLION, 2 and 3-Dimensional shadow play, 1975
AIR OF INCONSEQUENCE, 3-Dimensional shadow play, 1977
Ken Jacobs At The Console Performing STICK TO YOUR CARPENTRY AND YOU WON'T GET NAILED, 1979
AUDIO-VISUAL VAUDEVILLE, 2 and 3-Dimensional shadow play, 1982, 1994, 2000

Film/Performance of Ken Jacobs

(THE NERVOUS SYSTEM; a unique double-analysis projector set-up, deriving 3-D from standard 2-D film, most often archival and other found footage) (all approximate time)


THE IMPOSSIBLE: Chapter One "Southwark Fair", 1975, (1 hr.)
THE IMPOSSIBLE: Chapter Two "1896", 1979, (11 min.)
THE IMPOSSIBLE: Chapter Three "Hell Breaks Loose", 1980, (25 min.)
THE IMPOSSIBLE: Chapter Four "Schilling", 1980, (1 hr.)
THE IMPOSSIBLE: Chapter Five "The Wrong Laurel", 1980, (7 min.)
XCXHXEXRXRXIXEXSX, 1980, (90 min.)
KEN JACOBS THEATER OF UNCONSCIONABLE STUPIDITY PRESENTS CAMERA THRILLS OF THE WAR, 1981, (90 min.)
THE WHOLE SHEBANG, 1982, (70 min.)
MAKING LIGHT OF HISTORY: THE PHILIPPINES ADVENTURE, 1983, (90 min.)
TWO WRENCHING DEPARTURES, 1989, (2 hrs.)
THE SUBCINEMA, 1990, (2 hrs.)
NEW YORK GHETTO FISHMARKET 1903, 1993 (90 min.)
BITEMPORAL VISION: THE SEA, 1994, (90 min.)
THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL (A Flicker Of Life), 1995 (90 min.)
LOCO MOTION, 1996, (25 min.)
FROM MUYBRIDGE TO BROOKLYN BRIDGE, 1996 (includes "Muybridge On Wheels" (animated slides),
"The Georgetown Loop" (film), "Loco Motion" (Nervous System work), "Disorient Express" (film),
"On The Bridge" (Nervous System work)
COUPLING, 1996 (1 hr.)
ONTIC ANTICS STARRING LAUREL AND HARDY, 1997 (1 hr.)
NEW YORK STREET TROLLEYS 1900, 1997 (25 min.)
UN PETIT TRAIN DE PLAISIR, 1998 (25 min.)

Performance of Ken Jacobs

(THE NERVOUS MAGIC LANTERN; single projector utilizing neither film nor video)


CRYSTAL PALACE (Chandeliers For The People)
, 2000 (40 min.)
A PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO TROUBLE, 2002 (1 hr.)
LOCAL HUBBLE (For Marilyn and Stan Brakhage), April 2003 (1 hr.)
LOCAL HUBBLE II: La Conference Des Oiseaux, March 2004 (1 hr.)
CELESTIAL SUBWAY Last Stop All Out (music by Black Dice), March 2004, (1 hr.)
CELESTIAL SUBWAY (music by John Zorn assisted by Ikue Mori) May 2004 (45 min.)
SEEING IS BELIEVING (music by Rick Reed) September 2004 (1 hr.)
SALVAGING NOISE (music by John Zorn assisted by Ikue Mori) October, 2004 (1 hr.)
INTERSTELLAR LOWER EAST SIDE RAMBLE (music by John Zorn assisted by Ikue Mori) January, 2005, (1 hr)

 
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