Jon Jost is a veteran film and video-maker, having made his first work in 1963 in Cassina Amata, Paderno Dugnano (Milano), Italy. Since then he’s worked continuously, making some 40 feature length works, more than thirty short films, several installations, along with painting, writing, and playing-composing music (C&W). While his films have been screened regularly in major festivals and small ones too, they fail almost all criteria for the present day “market economy” value system, and are more or less not shown outside the festival circuit. In the last few years they seem also not to suit festivals, as the rejection list gets longer, though the films are among his best.
An inveterate traveler, Jon has lived since 1962 in Chicago, San Francisco, Ben Lomond, Los Angeles, Leucadia (CA); Cottage Grove (OR), Kalispell, Butte (MT), Berlin, London, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, New York City, Port Hadlock (WA), Portland, and Lincoln (NE), Seoul, S Korea, Ragusa (Sicily, Italy). After quitting his job as “Distinguished Professor” at Yonsei University in July 2011, he has lived with his wife, Marcella, on the road in Europe and the USA. Now in Belfast, N Ireland where we attempt to find the brakes.
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