by Takahiko IIMURA
1993 / Betacam SP / color / sound / 1S / 7' 00

"Iimura deconstructs our coherence as he shifts between the English Roman alphabet and Japanese characters, injects spoken Japanese and manipulates the computer images of his features. The images often take on geometical shapes, others recall the classical images from Japanese woodcuts of Samurai warrior grimace." Robert West, Curator, Mint Museum o f Art

"A very simple but also striking statement about the arbitrariness of semiotic relations." Fred Andersson, Leonardo Digital Review, MIT Press

“The 'differance' is for him an example of multiculturalism, a connection of unity in diversity, in which Iimura plays with the expressive and indicative function of a sign, in sound and in image."
-World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, 1998


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
original language English
rental fee 42,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English
translation English (Embedded subtitles)
rental fee 42,00 €