Thursday, December 5, 2002

Fresh Eyes: New Artists at Cinematheque

Program 5: New Sounds/ New Spaces, Digital Work by Robert Fox and Nisi Jacobs

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

“Our eyes fuse with sound and our muscles remember” (Nisi Jacobs). For her first West Coast screening, New York-based video maker Nisi Jacobs presents three digital video works which combine DV’s capacity for fleeting image capture with its incredible capacity for elaborate sound work. Jacobs surveys contemporary sound installation in an excerpt from New York, New Sounds, New Spaces (A Video Postcard). Also screening is Jacobs’ Dishing, an audio-collage response to the situation of 9/11/01 and Attemptuous Grind, (made with ‘laptop visionary’ Rosy Parlane). Jacobs is joined by local filmmaker Robert Fox. In his first Cinematheque appearance in ten years, Fox screens recent digital works, Orthogonal Scores, ‘dissonant videos’ composed as musical notation and History of Depression, Parts I-III “a hallucinatory history of a life of melancholy.” (Steve Polta)