a loft
Vidéo expérimentale | dv | couleur | 16'0'' | USA | 2010

a loft 16 min., silent, color, 2010 computer assistance; Nisi Jacobs A 3-D glimpse of a downtown Manhattan artist’s loft about to give birth to new artist’s lofts, which is odd, seeing that dentists and the minor hirelings of high finance are likely to be the new renters and buyers. Also odd is the absence of any 3-D technology.

Ken Jacobs Biography Born in Brooklyn, NY, 1933. After completion of high school, I went into the Coast Guard for two years. The GI Bill enabled me to study painting at various schools and to study film at CUNY but it wasn`t until I began studying painting with Hans Hofmann, 1956-57, that I felt that I was studying with someone who had something to teach. Started making films, 1955. I created/directed The Millennium Film Workshop, N.Y.C.1966-68; started the Dept.of Cinema at S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton, 1969; Professor of Cinema1974-2000; Distinguished Prof. of Cinema, 2000; Distinguished Prof. of Cinema Emeritus, 2002- Grants and Awards (a selection): D.A.A.D. 1986; Maya Deren Award 1994; J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship 1995; N.E.A. 1995; The Rockefeller Foundation special grant 1999; NYFA 2001, 2010; NYSCA 2001, 2007, 2009; NYSCA distribution grant 2002; Fund For Jewish Documentary Filmmaking 2003; Stan Brakhage Vision Award 2004; Los Angeles Film Critics Association -The Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award 2004 (for “Star Spangled To Death”); Il Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards 2006 III edizione, Bologna (special mention/experimental for “Star Spangled To Death”); renew media (Rockefeller Foundation) grant 2007, Oberhausen prize of the Jury of the Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia, May 2007; awarded Great Prize –15th Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal, July 2007, Gran Prix (one of 3) 25 FPS Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, October, 2007; awarded Best Experimental short film Curta Cinema, Dec. 2007, 2008 Rio De Janeiro Int. Short Film Fest.; “Tom, Tom, The Piper’s Son” named to the National Film Registry, Dec. 27, 2007; National Society Of Film Critics Annual Awards of 2008 awarded "RAZZLE DAZZLE The Lost World" Best Experimental Film; free 103 point 9 grant, 2010 Included in The Whitney Museum of American Art, Biennial 1981, 1985, 1989, 1995, 1997, 2002. Included in The Whitney Museum of American Art, The American Century: Art and Culture, 1950-2000, 1999-2000; Film and film/performance retrospective, American Museum of the Moving Image 1989; included in the N.Y. Film Festival at Lincoln Center 1991, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; partial retrospective of films and film/performance work, The American Center, Paris, 1994; partial retrospective of film/performance works, Museum of Modern Art, 1996; included in (a selection): Oberhausen Short Film Festival 1996, 2007; Berlin Film Festival, 1997,2007; Taormina Film Festival, 1997; London Film Festival 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007; Rotterdam Film Festival 2001, 2003, filmmaker-in-focus, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2003, 2004, 2006; Tribeca Film Festival 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; a featured artist (partial retrospective) Argosfestival, Brussels, 2004, 2007; Jeonju International Film Festival 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; Jeon (Seoul Film Festival 2005, 2007; Cinematexas International Short Film Festival 2004, 2005; Starz Denver International Film Festival 2004; inc. in Movies on the Mind; Psychology and Film Since Sigmund Freud (Exhibition, Publication and Film Series) 9/2006-1/2007, Film Museum Berlin; World premiere of digital version of my Nervous System film/performance “Two Wrenching Departures” MoMA, Oct. 2006; included in the Danish documentary and experimental film festival, Copenhagen, Nov.10-20, 2006; inc. in the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, 2006, 2008, 2009; San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2007, “Star Spangled To Death” inc. in Documenta 12 (July 18/19, 2007); included in 15th Curtas Vila do Conde Int. Short Film Fest., Portugal, 2007; inc. in American Film Festival in Moscow, 2007, 2008; inc. in Toronto Int. Film Festival, Wavelengths, 2007, 2010; Viennale, Int. Film Festival, 2007,2010; Austria; Leeds Int. Film Fest., 2007; Torino Film Festival, 25th 2007, 26th 2008, 27th 2009; Sonic Acts XII, Feb. 2008, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; James River Film Festival, April 2008; BAFICI 10 Cine Independiente, Argentina, April, 2008; EXIS 2008, Seoul, Korea, Sept. 2008; 25fps Zagreb, Croatia, Sept. 2008; “Return To The Scene Of The Crime” premiere Louvre, May, 2008; “Return To The Scene Of The Crime”, Tate Modern, Sept. 2008; Valdiva Film Fest., Chile, Oct. 2008; Lausanne Underground Fest., Switzerland, Oct. 2008; “Return To The Scene Of The Crime” premiered in NYC, MoMA, Oct. 16-22 (with other films); Bolzano ShortFilmFestival, Nov., 2008; Dallas Video Festival, Nov. 2008; Janela, Brazil, Nov. 2008; AURORA, Film Festival, Norwich, UK, Nov. 2008; Avanto Festival, Helsinki, Finland, Nov. 2008; KYTN, England, Dec. 2008; Les Rencontres Internationales 2008, 2009; Nervous Magic Lantern performace Harvard Film Archives, Jan. 11-13, 2009; premiered ANAGLYPH TOM (Tom With Puffy Cheeks) Anthology Film Archives, May 15-21, 2009; short film WHAT HAPPENED ON 23rd STREET IN 1901 inc. Curtocircuito 6th Int. Short Film Festival 2009, Santiago de Compostela , Spain; HOT DOGS AT THE MET inc. Ourense Int. Film Fest. , Spain; Nervous Magic Lantern performances: Oklahoma State University; Pacific Film Archives, SF, CA; RedCat Theater, LA, CA, Oct. 2009; Nervous Magic Lantern, Cinematheque, France, Jan.2010; Animism exhibition Antwerp, Belgium & Bern, Switzerland, 2010; gallery exhibition of my films and Nervous Magic Lantern performance, Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal.