Maiko Jinushi- Film Screening & Conversation

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Maiko Jinushi: “A Distant Duet” Film Screening and Conversation 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7-9PM  (free and open to the public)

LOCATION Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street

ROOM : HC7000 ( Take the elevator to the 7th floor )

Download PDF Poster Maiko Junishi SFU Talk

We are happy to welcome you at  Maiko Jinushi’s film  “A Distant Duet”  follow by a conversation with the artists and the curator, Makiko Hara on Jinushi’s methods and inspiration of her filmmaking.

“A Distant Duet” is a video shot in Spain which Jinushi got inspiration from the works of Chilean-born writer Roberto Bolaño who spent his youth between in Chile and Mexico, left his homeland following the coup in 1973, later settled in Spain. Beginning with a monologue by Jinushi herself in Blanes, where Bolaño died, the film traces Bolaño through elaborating his texts and Jinushi’ s interviews with those who happened to meet. With Bolaño’ s stories, Jinushi tries to overwrap a question on social circumstances in Japan where she lives in. Extracting his story of a hole talking about the Galician, people in a North-west region in Spain, how they dealt with an emergency when a boy had fallen into the hole, Jinushi starts a dialogue with a Galician woman. Jinushi tells her that the Japanese would forget about the hole they had seen, if the story were set in Japan. Puzzled by Jinushi’s words, the woman shows her own view on the “hole”. (Quote from Residency Unlimited website)

Maiko Jinushi will make a new performance “Sound of Desires” in collaboration with local sound artist, John Brennan for the opening of LIVE Biennale 2017 on Wednesday, October 4 at Western Front. (For more info, please see the Maiko Jinushi)

Special Thanks to Dr. Kirsten McAllister for organizing the event, and Simon Fraser University Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities, Transpacific Institute for Cultural Research, the Institute for Performance Studies, the Centre for Imaginative Ethnography and the Asian Canadian Studies Society and Western Front for the Co-sponsorship. 


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