Bitemporal Vision: The Sea

a Nervous System film-performance inspired by the photography of Daniel Maier-Reimer, with water photography by filmmaker Phil Solomon. "The Nervous System consists, very basically, of two near-identical prints on two projectors capable of single-frame advance and "freeze" (turning the movie back into a series of projectors, frame by frame, in various degrees of synchronization). Most often there's only a single frame difference -- difference which makes for movement and uncanny three-dimensional space illusions via a shuttling mask or spinning propellor up front... The throbbing flickering is necessary to create "eternalisms": unfrozen slices of time, sustained movements going nowhere and unlike anything in life." -- K.J.

Ken Jacobs Work