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13.6.2008 | Volksbühne Berlin

JO by Cameron Jamie

Screening with live music by Keiji Haino

An evening of new solo work by the Japanese multiinstrumentalist/ composer Keiji Haino, known since the 1970s for his intensely cathartic sound explorations. The event includes the German premiere of his sound score for Cameron Jamie’s JO (2004, 42′). For Jamie’s fourth film, JO, the artist investigates the precarious line that separates nationalism, patriotism, and bigotry. Immersing himself in peripheral elements of contemporary culture, Jamie becomes an ethnographer in search of alternative strategies for understanding and interpreting layers of knowledge and cultural structures.

JO was coproduced in collaboration with the Neue Galerie Graz am Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz, AT.