BODY  MACHINE  LOCATION. A solo exhibition by Jackie Karuti at Kunsthalle Bern in Switzerland.

The exhibition is part of an ongoing moving image project that departs from Fukeiron; the concept of landscape theory developed by early Japanese filmmakers where the landscape was cast as evidence of real or imagined crimes and rather than photograph landscapes as crime scenes, they would photograph crime scenes as landscapes. Photographing here means making or constructing an image & not filming a place per se.

The exhibition offers a reading of the landscape through seemingly unrelated occurrences witnessed in Nairobi, Kajiado & different locations in Japan. These images situate Karuti’s work as one composed through searching, locating and improvisation while paired with other mappings & fictions. The exhibition runs from 13th May 2023 – 9th July 2023.



Maqueta: 60ft | Photo credit: Cedric Mussano


Parliament/Murder: 8 channel HD video color, sound | Photo credit: Cedric Mussano


Beluga: HD video b/w, sound | Photo credit: Corinne Futterlieb 2023


Weather Instrument: Mechanical movement, light & sound projection; variation | Photo credit: Cedric Mussano

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