Created as a project for OuUnPo, Jin has roots in previous curatorial projects around the idea of myth and legend. Exploring oral narrative to convey a story or emotion to listeners, Jin hopes to suspend belief for a moment and to share an experience while becoming embedded in story telling. Given in the local Lebanese context, all stories, video, and subsequent material were sourced in Lebanon and presented as close to the original as possible. Jin is the Arabic word for spirits, which are known to be helpful or harmful. Persuasive throughout all the religions in Lebanon, each religion and, of course, each story teller gives the myth it a distinct flavor.
OuUnPo, Japan Godzilla and the Phoenix Friday June 21, 2013 4pm at 131 Creative Hub/ Publicus. Tokyo