A-B-A-B-A : from hear to here. A film by Clara Jo

A-B-A-B-A: from hear to here. A film by Clara Jo

A-B-A-B-A : from hear to here (2014) is a film by Clara Jo following the workshop and presentation that brought together poets, musicians, artists, and translators from Addis Ababa and Berlin at Roter Salon/Volksbühne in Berlin, 2014. Members of the Poetic Jazz Group collaborate with Berlin-based poets, artists and musicians in an experimental get-together, the aim of which is to translate and transcribe contemporary poetry practices back into performance.

Director: Clara Jo; DP: Michael Laakmann; Camera Assistant: Christopher Haug; Sound Recordists: Montse Torredà Martí, Nicholas Ricciardi, Clara Jo; Edit: Clara Jo, Carolina Hellsgård; Translator: Temesgen H. Dadi; Advisor: Christina Werner; Featuring: Eric Ellingsen, Mihret Kebede, Robert Lippok, Abebaw Melaku, Jorga Mesfin, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Rike Scheffler, Misrak Terefe, Uljana Wolf.

A-B-A-B-A : from hear to here is a collaborative event series choreographed by Christina Werner and Eric Ellingsen. It is part of Acting Archives, a project by the Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin University of the Arts and the Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, Addis Ababa University, supported by Studio Olafur Eliasson, and funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.