Source: Beavers / Markopoulos Millenium Film Journal MFJ Issue No. 32/33 (Fall 1998). "An Interview with Ken Jacobs by Julie Hampton" http://www.sva.edu/MFJ/journalPages/MFJ32,33/hampton.html
--John M. Bartruff Jr., 2000
Another of Jacobs'
characteristics is that he continually tries to find other ways of recycling
images. I believe that this means that he tries to use some of the same
images from before in order to get a different feeling for the same shot.
Another of Jacobs characteristics is that he sees the world of film as an "enveloping world that always draws him in".
Another characteristic is that he always studied painting and film but favors film more and still uses some painting references in his films. Another characteristic is that Jacobs always wants to give "meaning" to his films. Because he wants to give the illusion of "real life" he uses a lot of "relativity and perception in his films".
The final and possibly biggest characteristic is that he tends to
use symbolism in order to get his point across in his films. If his
audience understands his symbols then they are understanding his material.
These are some of the major characteristics of Ken Jacobs and his work.
--Mark Fijalkowski, 2001