5/5 at the Film Studies Center: Ken and Flo Jacobs’ Nervous Magic Lantern
Ken and Flo Jacobs unveil their Nervous Magic Lantern, an empty box with a single-element glass lens, a light and a spinning shutter. From this simple technology, the most advanced cinema arises without film or electronics, casting images that conjur 3D illusions and other visual phenomena.
In addition to the Nervous Magic Lantern performance, Ken Jacobs will screen and discuss recent digital video works Capitalism: Child Labor (2006) and The Green Wave (2011). (Warning: a discernible flicker operates on the senses. Not for those afflicted with epilepsy or other unusual brain conditions.)