Takahiko Iimura
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Takahiko Iimura

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Lecture and presentation of videos by Takahiko Iimura (Tokyo, 1937), one of the artists who pioneered video art and avant-garde film in Japan. This presentation is conceived as a short anthology of Iimura's work, beginning in 1962 and evolving through various stages and forms of experimentation: surrealist film mixing erotic elements with a certain social criticism; minimalist explorations of space and time, combining the basic elements of structural cinema with Zen experiences, etc.

In almost forty years of professional activity, Iimura has explored a whole spectrum of technical supports: 8- and 16-mm film, video, CD-ROM. These procedures and devices have enabled him to work in a great variety of formal registers, from the film poem to experiences of a linguistic nature, by way of the documentary or the structural film.

Lecture and presentation of videos by Takahiko Iimura (Tokyo, 1937), one of the artists who pioneered video art and avant-garde film in Japan. This presentation is conceived as a short anthology of Iimura’s work, beginning in 1962 and evolving through various stages and forms of experimentation: surrealist film mixing erotic elements with a certain social criticism; minimalist explorations of space and time, combining the basic elements of structural cinema with Zen experiences, etc.

In almost forty years of professional activity, Iimura has explored a whole spectrum of technical supports: 8- and 16-mm film, video, CD-ROM. These procedures and devices have enabled him to work in a great variety of formal registers, from the film poem to experiences of a linguistic nature, by way of the documentary or the structural film.

dates
29 September 1999
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Takahiko Iimura
dates
29 September 1999
title
Takahiko Iimura
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