Being one of the first to dive into experimental film and video, Takahiko Iimura can be classified as a pioneer artist of this genre in Japan. Iimura has worked with film since 1960 and with video since 1970 while living both in New York and Tokyo. Despite getting his start in Japan, his work has gained him international notoriety and has been featured in major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum, New York, Anthology Film Archives, New York, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, the National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Paris, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo. Furthermore, Iimura has been bestowed with an artist residency at the German Academy of Arts, Berlin, and Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation Study Center, Bellagio, Italy.
Iimura has more recently been involved in utilizing computers, has published more than 20 DVDs/CD-ROMs, as well as written books on film, video, and multimedia, one of which was published in English and is entitled “The Collected Writings of Takahiko Iimura.”
Films by Takahiko Iimura. 1962-1964 / Mini DV / B&W / sound / 44min
Two films by Takahiko Iimura.
A collection of short video experiments by Takahiko Iimura
The catalog and DVD published for the "Retrospective Exhibition of the Early Video Art" at the Nagoya City Gallery in Japan on 2006.1.5-22*CATALOG IN JAPANESE LANGUAGE*
CD-Rom developed from the video"AIUEONN Six Features" Compatible with Mac OSX 4/Windows
CD-Rom version of Observer/Observed conceived as a multimedia piece with text and CG animation in addition to video. Compatible with Mac OSX4/Windows.
Two films by Takahiko Iimura. Performances created by Tatsumi Hijikata.
A collection of 10 films from lowave and Collection Jeune Cinéma by experimental filmmakers such as Takahiko Iimura, Maurice Lemaître, Robert Todd, Tony Wu, George Hsin, Egbert Mittelstädt, Hugo Verlinde, et al. Includes a bonus interview Marcel Mazé.