Taka iimura: two film screenings
$B!|(B Saturday, March 24, 2007 8pm. at Millennium
$B!|(B Tuesday, April10, 7pm.at Anthology Film Archives
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$B!|(B Saturday, March 24, 2007 8pm. at Millennium $B!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&(B
The filmmaker in person.
Takahiko Iimura has been a pioneer Japanese artist of experimental
film and video since 1960. Residing in both Tokyo and New York,
Iimura has had numerous exhibitions in Japan, the US, and Europe. One
of his early films, ONAN, was awarded Special Prize at the legendary
Brussels International Experimental Festival. Recently, he has been
working with computers, publishing multimedia CDROMs and DVDs of his
films, videos, graphics, texts, as well as photographic works.
Perhaps the most enigmatic figure in avant-garde cinema/video,
TAKAHIKO IIMURA mediates Zen spirituality and technology with playful
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This program will be composed of a selection of TAKA IIMURA's very
earliest works including, EXPERIMENTS IN NEW YORK - NEW YORK SCENES
(10 min.-1967), NEWYORK HOT SPRINGS (11 min.-1984), TALKING IN NEW
YORK (8 min.-1981), and FILMMAKERS (28 min.-1966-68).
Millennium, 66 East 4th Street, Between 3rd and 2nd Avenue, New York, 10003
Tel: 212-673-0090 Entrance $8 Subway: #6 to Astor place, walk down
3rd Ave. to 4thSt.,
turn left, in the middle of the block, south side.
$B!|(BTuesday, April10, 7pm.at Anthology Film Archives $B!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&!&(B
The filmmaker in person.
CINE DANCE: THE BUTOH OF TATSUMI HIJIKATA with Tatsumi Hijikata &
Kazuo Ohno Anma (The Masseurs) (20min.-1963) Rose Colored Dance
(13min.-1965) Live music by Tomomi Adachi, from Tokyo
"Through these films, it became clear that the 'Black Butoh' dance
created by Tatsumi Hijikata is closer to the neo-dada movement taking
over the provacative, cynical, and absurd forms rather than the
Germain expressionist dance usually connected." - Nicolas Villodre,
curator of Cinematheque Francaise de la Danse, Paris.
FLUXUS REPLAYED (30 min.-1991) With Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Dick
Higgins, George Brecht, Allison Knowles, Ben Patterson, and Jackson
"In Fluxus Replayed also released in 2005, Iimura documents an event
in 1991 held to reproduce historical performances by NYCbased Fluxus
artists of the 1960s." Mike Leggett, Leonardo Digital Review, MIT
JOHN CAGE PERFORMS JAMES JOYCE (15 min,-1985) with John Cage
"Like so many of his(Cage's) initiatives, the line between the
artworkand its making is blurred, a statement aided and amplified
byIimura's collaboration in its making." Mike Leggett, Leonardo
DigitalReview, MIT Press.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at Second Street), New
York, 10003 Tel: (212) 505-5181
Entrance $8,$6 for seniors & students with ID.
Subway: #6 to Bleeker St.,2 blocks North on Lafayette;East on Bond St
to 2nd Ave.
The above DVDs, an art object "Canned DVD", and new book "The
Collected Writings of Takahiko iimura" (Wildside Press) are available.
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