Antumbrae Intermedia Events presents Optic Antics ATX Festival

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Ken Jacobs
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The Optic Antics ATX Festival will include film screenings, lectures, and music.

Ken Jacobs is a restless innovator of cinematic and digital experimentation. His Nervous Magic Lantern performances illuminate the screen in a myriad of 3D forms – no special glasses required. A breathtaking and all-around mystifying head/body experience without the use of electronics or film-based effects. The performance will be accompanied by live musical soundtracks.

diNMachine makes amoebic dance-rock and known for their work that infuses Indian, African & South American styles with jazz & avant-garde composition.

The festival includes:

  • September 21 - Ken Jacobs film screening at Austin Film Society, AFS Cinema
  • September 22 - Ken Jacobs lecture and films at Art + Art History Building Auditorium, University of Texas
  • September 23 - Drum Workshop and Stop Motion Orchestra: How to Quit Crack at Museum of Human Achievement
  • September 24 - Nervous Magic Lantern performance w/diNMachine at First Street Studio
  • September 25 - ​SoundSpace: Michael Schumacher (diNMachine) at Blanton Museum

Event Details


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AFS Cinema
6406 N. I-35 Frontage Rd. Suite 3100
Austin, TX 78752

University of Texas — Austin
1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705

Museum of Human Achievement
3600 Lyons Rd.
Austin, TX 78702

First Street Studio
2400 E. Cesar Chavez St. #202
Austin, TX 78702

Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701


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