Takahiko IIMURA

(1937- )
Nationality: japanese

Takahiko Iimura is a pioneering Japanese maker of experimental film and video art, who, over the last fifty years has achieved an international reputation. Iimura began making experimental films in the early sixties, the golden period for underground art, and was associated with such avant-garde artists as Yoko Ono; painters, Genpei Akasegawa and Natsuyuki NAKANISHI; and ankoku buto dancer Tatsumi Hijikata. He is also known for helping to organize the historically important "Japan Film Independent," the first experimental film festival in Japan. His film and video work has shown at prestigious venues world wide including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Anthology Film Archives, and Centre Georges Pompidou.He has also produced more than 25 self published DVDs as a creative medea, not just as a packaging media, available from Re:Voir, Paris and Lux in London. I also published a collection of my criticism in a book form in the mid-eighties.My work has shifted from the early sixties of poetic and imagistic experimental films to the seventies/eighties of minimal/structura film and conceptual video. Since them I work more in performance and installation as well. besides single screen presentation.

40 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

MA: A JAPANESE CONCEPT
1977-2004 / Betacam SP / color-b&w / sound and silent / 1S / 46' 00 / 61 € or 81 €
distribution: Mini DV
I AM (NOT) SEEN
2003 / color / sound / 1S / 5' 00 / 21 €
distribution: Mini DV or VHS
SEEING / HEARING / SPEAKING
2002 / DVD / b&w / sound / 1S / 33' 00 / 51 €
distribution: DVD or Mini DV
TALKING IN NEW YORK - (After Jacques Derrida)
1981-2001 / b&w / 1S / 8' 00 / 55 €
distribution: 16mm or Mini DV
CINE DANCE : THE BUTOH OF TATSUMI HIJIKATA - ANMA (THE MASSEURS) + ROSE COLOR DANCE
1963-2001 / Betacam SP / b&w / silent / 1S / 20' 00 / 31 €
distribution: Mini DV or VHS
MA (INTERVALS)
1995-1998 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 12' 00 / 41 €
distribution: 16mm
  OBSERVER/OBSERVED - (and other works of video semiology)
1972-1998 / b&w / sound / 1S / 22' 00 / 67 €
distribution: Mini DV or VHS
  PERFORMANCE / MYSELF
1972-1995 / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 29' 00 / 71 €
distribution: Mini DV
PERFORMANCE: AIUEONN SIX FEATURES
1994 / color / sound / 1S / 8' 00 / 25 €
distribution: Mini DV or VHS
  AIUEONN SIX FEATURES
1993 / Betacam SP / color / sound / 1S / 7' 00 / 40 €
distribution: 16mm or Mini DV or VHS
FLUXUS REPLAYED
1991 / Betacam SP / b&w / sound / 1S / 30' 00 / 31 €
distribution: Mini DV or VHS
CONCEPT TAPES 3
1982-1990 / Betacam SP / b&w / sound / 1S / 25' 00 / 76 €
distribution: VHS
MA: SPACE/TIME IN THE GARDEN OF RYOAN-JI
1989 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 16' 00 / 51 €
distribution: 16mm or Mini DV or VHS
CONCEPT TAPES 1
1970-1987 / Betacam SP / b&w / sound / 1S / 31' 00 / 94 €
distribution: VHS
JOHN CAGE PERFORMS JAMES JOYCE
1985 / color / sound / 1S / 15' 00 / 46 €
distribution: Mini DV or VHS
TALKING PICTURE - - The structure of film viewing
1981 / Super 8mm / color / sound / 1S / 15' 00 / 47 €
distribution: 16mm
REPEATED/REVERSED TIME
1980 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 12' 00 / 41 €
distribution: 16mm
CONCEPT TAPES 2
1970-1980 / Betacam SP / color / sound / 1S / 25' 00 / 76 €
distribution: VHS
24 FRAMES PER SECOND
1975-1978 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 12' 00 / 41 €
distribution: 16mm or Mini DV
ONE FRAME DURATION
1977 / Betacam SP / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 11' 00 / 41 €
distribution: Mini DV
EARLY CONCEPTUAL VIDEOS
1970-1977 / Mini DV / b&w / sound / 1S / 23' 00 / 51 €
distribution: Digital file on server or Mini DV
COUNTING. 1 TO 100 OR XS (FROM MODELS. REEL 2)
1972 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 1S / 12' 00 / 41 €
distribution: 16mm
TIMED 1,2,3
1972 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 8' 00 / 25 €
distribution: 16mm
THE PACIFIC OCEAN
1971 / 8mm / color / silent / 1S / 11' 00 / 40 €
distribution: 16mm
KIRI - (THE FOG)
1970 / 8mm / b&w / silent / 1S / 5' 00 / 24 €
distribution: 16mm
FACE
1969 / color / sound / 1S / 17' 00 / 61 €
distribution: 16mm
FLOWERS
1968-1969 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 11' 00 / 40 €
distribution: 16mm
FILMMAKERS
1966-1969 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 28' 00 / 85 €
distribution: 16mm or Mini DV
WHITE CALLIGRAPHY
1967 / b&w / silent / 1S / 11' 00 / 40 €
distribution: 16mm
TAKA AND AKO
1966 / 8mm / b&w / silent / 1S / 13' 00 / 41 €
distribution: 16mm
A DANCE PARTY IN THE KINGDOM OF LILLIPUT
1964 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 14' 00 / 43 €
distribution: 16mm
ONAN
1964 / b&w / sound / 1S / 7' 00 / 32 €
distribution: 16mm
ROSE COLOR DANCE
1964 / 8mm / b&w / silent / 1S / 13' 00 / 41 €
distribution: 16mm
  60S EXPERIMENTS
1962-1964 / 8mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 44' 00 / 81 €
distribution: Mini DV
ANMA (THE MASSEURS)
1963 / 8mm / b&w / silent / 1S / 10' 00 / 41 €
distribution: 16mm
AI(LOVE)
1962-1963 / 8mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 10' 00 / 40 €
distribution: 16mm
DADA 62
1962 / 8mm / b&w / silent / 1S / 10' 00 / 41 €
distribution: 16mm
DE SADE
1962 / 8mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 10' 00 / 41 €
distribution: 16mm
KUZU - JUNK
1962 / 8mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 10' 00 / 41 €
distribution: 16mm
ON EYE RAPE
1962 / 16mm / color / silent / 1S / 10' 00 / 41 €
distribution: 16mm