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