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.”
Three films by Takahiko Iimura. WHITE CALLIGRAPHY, RE-READ (1967-2010, 12min)PERFORMANCE 1, WHITE CALLIGRAPHY (1967/2009, Toronto, 9min)PERFORMANCE 2, WHITE CALLIGRAPHY (1967/2005, Tokyo, 8.5min)
A DVD with a fim document of YOKO ONO solo exhibition THIS IS NOT HERE at Eberson Museum, New York, 1971.