Early Film Poems 1962-1971

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Six films by Takahiko Iimura.
color & black/white, sound & silent, 44min

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I made these six short films during a decade of 1962 through 1971, the first 10 years of my filmmaking though the order in the DVD goes backward from 1971 to 1962. Besides this collection I have already published another package of the films made in the 1960 "60s Experiments" consisted of four films made during 1962-64. The films of this new collection have not shown much during past decades and myself re-discovered lately these ones as a sort of "film poem." "Film poem" is a term used in the 1960 for experimental film burrowing from literature field. It means non-narrative and short form mostly. Also it often meant lyrical as well though not 
necessarily so. In this collection it starts from lyrical "The Pacific Ocean" (1971) and ends up not lyrical, "DADA62" which is descriptive and often metaphorical at the same time. Between them 
there are varied sense of poem. (T.I)

"This new work developed out of Iimura's performance practice that has over the years, beginning with works associated with Fluxus and moving into his notion of Video Semiology, radically explored the signifying systems of meaning in moving image making." 
- Dr. Duncan White (University of Arts London.)

The Pacific Ocean (1971) 7min
Kiri (The Fog) (1970) 3min
Honey Moon (1966) 7min
I Saw the Shadow (1966) 7min
Iro (Colours) (1962) 10min
DADA62 (1962) 10min

Author(s) Takahiko Iimura
Artist(s) Takahiko Iimura, Akiko Samukawa, Yasunao Tone, Haruyuki Suzuki
Format DVD NTSC Interzone/Region 0
Original format Super 8
Year 1962-1971
Runtime 37 min
Publisher Takahiko Iimura Media Arts Laboratory

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