Ken Jacobs is an essential figure in the history of American avant-garde film. A leader in cinematic and now digital experimentation since the late 1950s, he explores the mechanics of the moving image and the very act of viewing. Jacobs investigates the cinematic experience in its entirety, from production to projection. Whether undertaking archaeological journeys to the dawn of cinema or scrutinizing the interstices of new digital technologies, Jacobs' work investigates, provokes, and draws power from the mysteries of the nature of human vision. full biography
"Round Table: Obsolescence and American Avant-Garde Film." Text by Malcolm Turvey, Ken Jacobs, Annette Michelson, Paul Arthur, Brian Frye and Chrissie Iles. October Spring 2002.
Arthur, Paul. "Creating Spectacles from Dross: the Chimeric Cinema of Ken Jacobs." Film Comment Mar/Apr. 1997.
Schwarz, David, ed. Films That Tell Time: A Ken Jacobs Retrospective October 20- November 15, 1989. Text by David Schwarz and Tom Gunning. New York: American Museum of the Moving Image, 1989.
Dargis, Manohla. "Deconstructing Cinema in Order to Reveal It." The New York Times, October 11, 2009: AR1.