Time Squared. Film programme
Moderna Museet and Xposeptember jointly present a unique opportunity on 15 January to see a film performance by and with American experimental film-maker Ken Jacobs, a legend and pioneer on the experimental film scene. In conjunction with the exhibition Image at Work, presented at Index and the Romanian Cultural Institute Stockholm, Oct 2010-Feb 2011, Ken Jacobs is coming to Sweden for the first time to stage a film performance at Moderna Museet. This new work, Time Squared, uses a subway trip from the artist's home in downtown Manhattan to Times Square and back, as it's starting point. Jacobs employs a simple analogue appliance, The Nervous Magic Lantern, in order to manipulate the film projector's light, and gets still images, with the help of the viewer's own perception, to move in a stroboscopic flow of pictures, a kind of optical illusion. Ken Jacob's works constitute a kind of the image's own work - in the stroboscopic light another image than the expected or conventional becomes visible. These are painful works, on several levels. The images wobble and pulsate and seem to painfully extract a new meaning. A social and political context is brought out. The auditorium. Admission free.