Little Stabs at Happiness

1960, 14:57 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video

"Material was cut in as it came out of the camera, embarrassing moments intact. 100' rolls timed well with music on old 78's. I was interested in immediacy, a sense of ease, and an art where suffering was acknowledged but not trivialized with dramatics. Whimsy was our achievement, as well as breaking out of step." -- Ken Jacobs

Video: Ken Jacobs. Assisted by Kim Rosenthal


This is a video transfer of a work initially shot on film. This is best shown as a projection, to reflect the original medium.
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