“[Ken Jacobs], cinema’s master inter- and reinventionist, [has] found yet another way to make the medium new, employing a logarithim to rework a thirty-second fragment of a 1897 Lumière actualité into a seventy-three minute 3D movie wherein space regularly inverts itself. Kinda has to be seen to be believed.” — J. Hoberman on THE GUESTS, Artforum
Experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs is out and about this week for public conversations, screenings, and Q & As.
In conjunction with the exhibition 3D—DOUBLE VISION:
Sunday, October 7, at 1 pm.
Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Nervous Magic Lantern performance with live sound by Aki Onda:Monday, October 8, at 8:30 pm.Redcat, 631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles..Los Angeles premiere:THE GUESTS , directed by Ken JacobsTuesday, October 9, at 8 pm.Downtown Independent, 251 South Main Street, downtown Los Angeles.
In conjunction with the exhibition Jack Smith—Art Crust of Spiritual Oasis, Artists Space and Metrograph present a retrospective of the visionary films of Jack Smith, along with rare and previously unseen documentation of Smith’s live performances.
Smith’s work as an actor in the films of Ken Jacobs and Ron Rice will also be screened.
FLAMING CREATURES, SCOTCH TAPE, and OVERSTIMULATED
Saturday, September 8, at 7:30 pm.
I WAS A MALE YVONNE DE CARLO, NO PRESIDENT, SONG FOR RENT, and JUNGLE ISLAND
Saturday, September 8, at 9:15 pm.
BLONDE COBRA, THE WHIRLED, and CHUMLUM
Sunday, September 9, at 1:15 pm.
JACK SMITH IN COLOGNE (1974), THE SECRET OF RENTED ISLAND, and MIDNIGHT AT THE PLASTER FOUNDATION
Sunday, September 9, at 4:15 pm.
NORMAL LOVE and YELLOW SEQUENCE
Monday, September 10, at 6:30 pm.
JACK SMITH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO (1980)
Monday, September 10, at 9 pm.
METROGRAPH, 7 Ludlow Street, New York City.
JACK SMITH—ART CRUST OF SPIRITUAL OASIS
Through September 16.
ARTISTS SPACE, 55 Walker Street, New York City.
Top: Jack Smith, Flaming Creatures (1962–1963).
Below: Jack Smith, Normal Love (1963–1964).