Jackie Karuti presents a captivating solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Bern in Switzerland. The showcased work is part of an ongoing moving-image project that explores the departure from Fukeiron, a landscape theory concept developed by early Japanese filmmakers. Rather than capturing landscapes as crime scenes, the project examines crime scenes as landscapes, challenging traditional perspectives. Karuti's photography goes beyond mere documentation, focusing on the act of constructing images rather than filming specific places.
Within the exhibition, viewers are invited to delve into a nuanced reading of the landscape, observing seemingly unrelated events that unfold in Nairobi, Kajiado, and various locations in Japan. These images reveal Karuti's artistic process, characterized by exploration, discovery, and improvisation, intertwining with other visual narratives and fictional elements. The exhibition offers a thought-provoking experience that prompts reflection on the interconnectedness of places and narratives.