Seeking the Monkey King

2011, 39:42 min, color, 5.1 surround sound, HD video

Writing about Seeking the Monkey King upon its premiere at the New York Film Festival's Views from the Avant-Garde in 2011, Ken Jacobs stated, "The film could have well been called KICKING AND SCREAMING but that only describes me in the process of making it, questioning its taste. Once the message kicked in it overrode all objection. The piece demanded J.G.Thirlwell's music, normally way too overtly expressive for me as most of my stuff comes out of painting and is also to be absorbed in silence. Who will even notice visual innovation now, or what's happening with time? Determining a place between two and three dimensions, pushing time to take on substance, is what I do. SEEKING THE MONKEY KING is a reversion to my mid-twenties and that sense of horror that drove the making of STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH."

Assistant: Jason Drakeford. Music adapted from MANOREXIA Dinoflagellate Blooms. Composer: JG Thirlwell ( Sound remix: Nisi Jacobs & JG Thirlwell. Finishing: Nisi Jacobs.


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