Urban Peasants, Dir. Ken Jacobs, 1976, USA, 40 mins
Hugely influential nervous film inventor, explorer of political and phenomenological experience, first-rate observational humorist and friend of KYTN.
VERY SIMPLE PROPOSAL
Do almost nothing: re-present (unaltered and arranged by chance) silent family home movies handed down to Flo, (Ken’s wife) and follow them with a “teach yourself Yiddish” cassette tape.
What can be changed/ achieved/ paid attention to by re-presenting something seemingly unaltered? Or does an artist have to change, or achieve, anything?Read