Cameron Jamie

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Edited by: Günther Holler-Schuster für die Gesellschaft der Freunde der Neuen Galerie Graz Texts by: Gary Indiana, Mike Kelley, Edwin Pouncey, Ralph Rugoff Introduction: Günther Holler-Schuster English Februar 2006, 160 Pages, 277 Ills. Softcover 257mm x 203mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1726-7
"The creepiest things in the world are always the things that are considered to be the most "normal"." Cameron Jamie

More radical than most artists of his generation, Cameron Jamie (*1969 in Los Angeles) tracks down extreme phenomena in society and presents them to us in a mirror: In his film Spook House he explores a suburb community of Detroit, Michigan, reveling in the macabre at Halloween, transforming front lawns into cemeteries and kitchens into mausoleums. In Kranky Klaus, a film about Krampus rituals in Austria, he accompanies the legendary demons on their nightmarish pre-Christmas tour, frightening little children. His project JO tackles the myth of Joan of Arc. From crispy fried potatoes, called "Joan of Arc-style fries" in his home San Fernando Valley, Cameron's film leads the viewer through Paris, where right-wing radicals hold a rally around a golden statue of Joan of Arc every year, to an eating contest in Coney Island, where the Japanese winner devoured 54 hot dogs in only 12 minutes. "We are living in the apocalypse now."