EAI presented the premiere screening of a new feature-length, 3-D video by legendary experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs, titled ANAGLYPH TOM (Tom With Puffy Cheeks). In addition to ANAGLYPH TOM, three of Jacobs' newest digital shorts, His Favorite Wife Improved (2008), Nymph (2007), and Capitalism: Slavery (2006) were screened.
Jacobs, one of the pioneers of the American avant-garde cinema, has in recent years turned his attention to the possibilities that video and digital technology offer for investigating human perception and the act of viewing. Whether undertaking archaeological journeys to the birth of cinema, or scrutinizing the interstices of new digital technologies, Jacobs' work investigates, provokes, and draws power from the mysteries of human vision. Jacobs was present to introduce and discuss his work.