The Collected Writings of Takahiko iimura


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"Taka iimura has been making films since the
early 1960s. His work has gone through a series of relatively clear,
consistent developments: from 1962 to 1968, iimura was largely involved
with surreal imagery, with eroticism, and with social criticism; from
1968 through 1971, he continued to use photographic imagery, but worked
with it in increasingly formal ways; from 1972 until 1978, he devoted
himself very largely to a series of minimalist explorations of time and
space. During the years since, iimura has been more fully involved with
video than with film." --Scott MacDonald

"Although Taka was and continues to be an active part of the New
York avant-garde scene, he always remained an enigmatic, mysterious
presence, pursuing his own unique route through the very center of the
avant-garde cinema. While the intensity and the fire of the American
avant-garde film movement inspired him and attracted him, his Japanese
origins contributed decisively to his uncompromising explorations of
cinema's minimalist and conceptualist possibilities. He has explored
this direction of cinema in greater depth than anyone else." -- Jonas

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Takahiko Iimura


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Wednesday, September 12, 2007