Thank you to poet and academic Dr Jane Frank for interviewing me and writing a paper about my dream-inspired poetry and video art. ‘When dreams turn archaeological: the poetic dreamscapes of Anna Jacobson’ is freely available to view in Text.
I feel honoured to win the Australia Asia Film Group Prize in the Out from the Mist Short Movie category.
My work Setting Free Anxiety Like a Fistful of Birds can be viewed below and will be screened on AusAsia TV online.
The Out from the Mist (Representations of Mental Health) exhibition at Superordinary in Brisbane will be open from 11-15 October from 10 am to 2 pm each day during Mental Health Week 2021.
Below is my week two work-in-progress from my video poem ‘Why is this Passover Night Different?’, as part of MoB’s Artists @ Home Residency. I was inspired by the experience of cooking matzah balls with my Mum this year.
To create this animation, I used digital collage techniques. I cut out the matzah ball shape from my photograph of my family’s matzah ball dish in Photoshop using the ‘lasso’ tool. I then created the matzah ball animation, with each matzah ball on a different Photoshop layer. I moved each matzah ball over a sequence of twelve images to replicate the process of cooking matzah balls in the special pot.
Stay tuned for next week’s update!
Welcome to my week one update! Below is an animation-sketch from the opening of my video poem, ‘Festive Meal’, which I am creating thanks to MoB’s Artists @ Home Residency. This looped sequence contains seventeen drawings!
Usually I would peel twenty eggs for the Passover meal; one egg for each person. As we couldn’t celebrate Passover with our extended family during Covid-19, this year there were only four eggs to peel (one for me, my brother, mother and father). Traditionally, each egg is chopped into a small bowl of salt water, and is the first course of the meal. By visually sharing my experience of ‘peeling eggs’ for Passover, I hope to set the scene for the rest of my video poem ‘Festive Meal’, which will capture my experience of having Passover at home.
I look forward to sharing more of my inspirations, updates, and work-in-progress samples next week!
My video work ‘Travelling House’ is installed in the shop front windows of the Judith Wright Centre in Brisbane, during the month of October 2011 and was selected as part of Optica12. ‘Travelling House’ features footage from my travels in 2010 superimposed over an old house in Brisbane. Themes of the journey and diaspora are explored.
Feel free to wander by and have a look. Optica12 was curated by Synoptik.
You are warmly invited to attend a screening of Anna’s video work ‘Out of the Mist’, which was selected to be part of PUFF (Poetry Underground Film Festival) at Sydney Fringe.
The screening is at Madame Fling Flong, Level 1, 169 King St, Newtown NSW on Monday 13 September 2010, 6.30pm
If you can’t make it, you can watch the video below.
On Sunday 23 August Anna was declared winner of the Queensland Poetry Festival FilmMakers Challenge for her video work ‘Of Ochres and Ruins’. The finalists were screened at the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Art as part of the 2009 Queensland Poetry Festival.
You are warmly invited to celebrate the opening of my Doll Awakenings exhibition at the Queensland Centre for Photography where I am showing some video works.
Exhibiting artists: ‘Doll Awakenings’ by Anna Jacobson, ‘Birds’ by Marian Drew, ‘Natural Progression’ by Paul McCann, ‘123 Days’ by Adrianne Hayward and Aaron Burton and ‘Under Currents’ by Lindy Wissler.
28 Feb – 29 March 2009
Opening Saturday February 28th, 6-8pm / Queensland Centre for Photography
(Corner of Cordelia and Russell Street, South Brisbane)