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Cyclops Observes the Celestial Bodies

Directed by Ken Jacobs
United States, 2014
Avant-Garde, Short

Synopsis

A stream of water shooting from a fountain, arrested in mid-air, serves as the material for a hypnotic, frenzied exploration of 3-dimensional cinematic vision.

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Cyclops Observes the Celestial Bodies Directed by Ken Jacobs

Critics reviews

What the original source images are that are seemingly exploded onto the screen, I have no idea; Jacobs has selected frozen frames that look like bursting splashes of water—or the cosmos, as the title implies. These globules, in stark monochromatic black and white, are given spherical three dimensionality by the optical trick of the animation, and are later flattened completely in one of many plays with the spatial possibilities of a medium many dismissively think is two dimensional.
February 16, 2015
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