2009, 8:32 min, color, silent, HD video

A still image of a palm-lined wooden walkway is edited together with mirror-images, close-ups, upside-down renderings, and smaller, framed versions to create strobe-like visuals that are cut together to increasingly frenetic effect. Jacobs contrasts a lush natural space with the alienating, chaotic, and yet seductively beautiful aesthetics of his editing, which flattens and abstracts the image. At once violent and hypnotic, Walkway continues Jacobs' investigations into the relationship between space, light, and the optical illusions made possible by the interaction between images and the human brain.

Assisted by: Erik Nelson.


WARNING: This work contains throbbing light. Should not be viewed by individuals with epilepsy or seizure disorders.

This work is HD video and must be shown with a 16:9, HD display.
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