*Ulysses in the Subway.* 2017. USA. Directed by Marc Downie, Paul Kaiser, Ken Jacobs, Flo Jacobs. Courtesy of OpenEnded Group

Ulysses in the Subway. 2017. USA. Directed by Paul Kaiser, Marc Downie, Ken Jacobs, Flo Jacobs. 61 min.

North American premiere

Please note: Ulysses in the Subway uses a flicker effect. Visitors with a history of seizures should use caution.

This collaboration between avant-garde film luminaries Ken and Flo Jacobs and Open Ended Group’s digital-art duo of Paul Kaiser and Marc Downie yields a “picturing of sound” in 3-D. A recording of Ken’s journey through the New York subway—voices, footsteps, a steel-drum performance—is transformed into grand visual renderings through the use of a sound-analysis algorithm. The past invades the present when Thomas Edison’s 1905 film of the same path through the subway—also rendered in 3-D—makes a fleeting appearance.

Animation Hotline. 2011–15. USA. Directed by Dustin Grella. 8 min.

This selection from among more than 200 entries in Grella’s ongoing Animation Hotline series presents micro-animations of real-life stories crowdsourced via voicemail messages. These creative renderings uncover insights into the apparently banal aspects of daily life. Anyone with a story can call (212) 683-2490.

Preceded by Animation Hotline. 2011–15. Directed by Dustin Grella

  1. Saturday, February 18,
    7:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Followed by a discussion with Kaiser, Downie, and Ken and Flo Jacobs
  2. Friday, February 17,
    5:00 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Followed by a discussion with Kaiser, Downie, and Ken and Flo Jacobs