Razzle Dazzle

(Ken Jacobs, 2006-07). Ken Jacobs’s video projection takes its title and much of its imagery from a minute-long 1903 Edison actualité documenting a whip-like amusement-park ride. The image spins in and out of grainy abstraction, complicated through stroboscopic cutting, invented close-ups, and meticulous digital colorization. In a sense, Razzle Dazzle is a continuous loop; despite its defined ending, the piece projects an eternal Now as the artist ponders the infinite possibilities that photography (and re-photography) afford to reconstitute the moment.
Wed., July 2, 7 & 9 p.m.; Thu., July 3, 7 & 9 p.m., 2008
 
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