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Ken Jacobs: Nervous Magic Lantern

Ken Jacobs: Nervous Magic Lantern
UTM Instructional Centre, room 245
Time: Nov 18th, 8:00 pm End: Nov 18th, 10:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Science/Technology, Philosophy (UTM), Language Studies (UTM), Information, Faculty of, History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communications, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Cinema, Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, Anthropology (UTM), 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950
Performance of live cinema without film by Ken Jacobs

Arts Council Ken Jacobs

The Blackwood Gallery is pleased to present

Ken Jacobs

Nervous Magic Lantern

Ken Jacobs' legendary Nervous Magic Lantern is a performance of live cinema without film. The performance consists of a projector, crafted by Jacobs himself, that produces three-dimensional abstractions without the use of celluloid. Based on the magic lantern of the 19th century, the projector is manually operated and relies on the play of light, objects and transparencies to produce large scale abstractions in motion.
A Q & A period will follow the performance.

Friday November 18
8 – 10pm
Instructional Centre, Room 245, University of Toronto Mississauga
*A FREE shuttle bus departs OCADU (100 McCaul St. Toronto) at 6:30pm, and returns for 10:30pm.
Click here for campus maps and directions. (Park in lot #9)

Distinguished Professor Emeritus and legendary avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs will perform and screen recent films for two nights in Mississauga and Toronto.
All screenings and performances are FREE and open to the public.
No reservations necessary.
For more information visit www.blackwoodgallery.ca or call 905.828.3789.

Ken Jacobs is a legendary avant-garde filmmaker, whose work has screened across the world in venues such as the Louvre, the Museum of Modern Art, the Cinemathèque Française, and the New York Film Festival. In addition to his widely seen and deeply influential film and video works, Jacobs is a pioneer of projector-based art. His performances of the Nervous Magic Lantern, which are live film-less films push abstraction well past the limits of his painterly predecessors: Hans Hoffman, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, among others.
For more information on the artist, please click here.
Presented as part of UofT Arts Council's 2011 "Speakers in the Arts" series, in partnership with the Department of Visual Studies (UTM), Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre.


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