by Takahiko IIMURA
2002 / DVD / b&w / sound / 1S / 33' 00

Based on a sentence taken from the seminal book of Jacques Derrida, French philosopher, "Speech and Phenomena" translated by David B. Allison, I produced first video TALKING TO MYSELF in 1978 (revised in 2001). The video was highly appreciated as "the strongest, most effective statement one could make from the work of Derrida" by Professor Allison. The sentence I quoted, and Derrida calls "phenomenological essence" is that I hear myself at the same time that I speak.
The new DVD, not just a transfer of video, extends further with text, and graphics which work interactively. In HEARING / SPEAKING, for instance, you can choose among the monitors with the picture of face, head, ear and mouth in the video-installation, and can read/see different programs. (...)


distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 57,00 €