Disorient Express

1996, 30 min, b&w, silent

In Disorient Express, Jacobs reproduces a sequence of 1906 film shots depicting a journey by train, optically reprinting the footage with different formal manipulations. Dramatically altered through repetition, mirroring, inversion, and directional reversal, the film continually challenges the viewer's perceptual understanding and sense of depth. Jacobs has screened this work as part of his multi-projection "Nervous System" film performances. As in much of his work, he asks his audience to enter a state of expanded consciousness, to "look for impossible depth inversions, for jewelled splendour, for CAT scans of the brain."

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