Ken Jacobs & Aki Onda: Nervous Magic Lantern
Abrons Art Center (466 Grand St., Manhattan)
Nervous Magic Lantern unravels an unexpected film before our eyes, without actors, without a plot, without celluloid or video. Through pre-cinematographic techniques, an illusory dream world is created, where the spectator is immersed in alienating, rotating landscapes, resembling volcanic glass, desolate craters or glacial gorges. The result is a hallucinatory three-dimensional watching experience, in which impossible phenomena and non-existing locations come to life in the projected dimension between the screen and the gaze of the spectator, like an innuendo of abstract shapes.
Live projections: Ken & Flo Jacobs
Sounds: Aki Onda