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Cinema visiting artist series to feature Ken Jacobs
April 18, 2012Tweet
The Harpur Cinema Department at Binghamton University will present Ken Jacobs as part of its spring visiting artists series on Tuesday, April 24.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a film showing at 7:30 p.m. in LH-6. An informal discussion by the video artist about the film will follow each screening.
Jacobs is a Binghamton University distinguished professor emeritus from the Cinema Department, which he co-founded with Larry Gottheim. The April 24 event will celebrate the publication of Optic Antics, a collection of essays on Jacobs’ film, video and performance works, as well as the recent release of Seeking the Monkey King. In 2011, Jacobs received a National Society of Film Critics Award for Seeking the Monkey King. It is his second National Society of Film Critics Award: He received his first for Razzle Dazzle in 2008.
Jacobs has been a major figure in the New York Avant Garde since the 1960s, as well as the object of many retrospectives, including at the American Museum Of The Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, the Museum Of Modern Art in New York City, the American House in Paris and the Arsenal Theater in Berlin. He has also performed in Japan, at the Louvre in Paris and at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Honors include the Maya Deren Award of the American Film Institute, the Berlin DAAD award, the Guggenheim Award and a special Rockefeller Foundation grant.
For more information, contact the Cinema Department at 777-4998.