Early Film Poems

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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 ...
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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)

Iro (Colors) (1962) 10 min.
First projected onto Jiro Takamatsu's naked back at the legendary Sogetsu Art Center for the performance Screen Play, Colors is an experiment in concoction. Iimura drops paint into oil and water and melts wax as he films the colors take shape whilst simultaneously dissolving into one another. An eerie soundtrack by Yasunao Tone of Group Ongaku and Fluxus creates an impression of music being the witch behind the craft. (Julian Ross, University of Reeds)

Dada 62 (1962)
Yomiuri Independent was an annual show between 1949-1963 that exhibited all art that was submitted. Artists in the early 60s began to take advantage of the challenge by provoking the organizers with their submissions that cast a question on the framework of art within the gallery space. The objet d'art and performances we see in Dada 62 are fragments of what was shown in its 1962 version with pieces by Genpei Akasegawa, Jiro Takamatsu and Shinmei Kojima making an appearance.(In case of the performance in 1963, Iimura interpreted a graphic score by Yasunao Tone in his projection of the film at the Naiqua Gallery where he performed the projector as an instrument. As usual for Iimura, the piece is not simply a document but an interaction with the art he films.)(Julian Ross, University of Reeds)

Films

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    Ai (Love)
    Experimental

    Ai (Love)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
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    • Body
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    Iro (Colors)
    Experimental

    Iro (Colors)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, color, sound, 10 min
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    Kuzu (Junk)
    Experimental

    Kuzu (Junk)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
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    On Eye Rape

    On Eye Rape
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 10 min
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    Anma (The Massure)
    Experimental

    Anma (The Massure)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 13 min
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    Onan

    Onan
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 7 min
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    Rose Color Dance
    Experimental

    Rose Color Dance
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 13 min
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    Sakasama (Upside Down)
    Experimental

    Sakasama (Upside Down)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, color, silent, 13 min
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    Desade
    Experimental

    Desade
    Takahiko Iimura

    black and white, sound, 10 min
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    • Arts / Artists
    • Body
    • Erotic
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    Screen Play
    Experimental

    Screen Play
    Takahiko Iimura

    color, sound, 10 min
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    A Dance Party in the Kingdom of Lilliput No. 1
    Experimental

    A Dance Party in the Kingdom of Lilliput No. 1
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 14 min
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    I Saw the Shadow
    Experimental

    I Saw the Shadow
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 13 min
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    Taka and Ako
    Experimental

    Taka and Ako
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 13 min
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    Eye For Eye, Ear for Ear
    Experimental

    Eye For Eye, Ear for Ear
    Takahiko Iimura

    black and white, sound, 25 min
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    • Films About Film
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    Writing With Light: White Calligraphy
    Experimental

    Writing With Light: White Calligraphy
    Takahiko Iimura

    black and white, sound
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    New York Scene
    Experimental

    New York Scene
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, silent, 35 min
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    White Calligraphy
    Experimental

    White Calligraphy
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 18.5 min
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    Experiments in New York
    Experimental

    Experiments in New York
    Takahiko Iimura

    DVD, color and b/w, sound, 29 min
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    Summer, Happenings, U. S. A.
    Experimental

    Summer, Happenings, U. S. A.
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 28 min
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    Filmmakers
    Experimental

    Filmmakers
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, color, sound, 30 min
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    Face
    Experimental

    Face
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, color, sound, 20.5 min
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    For Filmic Meditation
    Experimental

    For Filmic Meditation
    Takahiko Iimura

    color and b/w, sound, 42 min
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    Film Strips I
    Experimental

    Film Strips I
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 11.5 min
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    Film Strips II
    Experimental

    Film Strips II
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 13.5 min
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    Buddha Again (a. k. a. Cosmic Buddha)
    Experimental

    Buddha Again (a. k. a. Cosmic Buddha)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, color, sound, 16.25 min
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    A Chair & Blinking
    Experimental

    A Chair & Blinking
    Takahiko Iimura

    DVD (NTSC), black and white, sound, 8 min
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    • Body
    • Minimal / Conceptual
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    Kiri (Fog)
    Experimental

    Kiri (Fog)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 5 min
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    In The River
    Experimental

    In The River
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, color, sound, 19.5 min
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    The Pacific Ocean
    Experimental

    The Pacific Ocean
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, color, silent, 30 min
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    Yoko Ono: This Is Not Here
    Experimental

    Yoko Ono: This Is Not Here
    Takahiko Iimura

    DVD, color, sound, 18 min
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    • Music
    • Arts / Artists
    • Literarature / Theater
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    Shutter
    Experimental

    Shutter
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 25 min
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    Performance/Myself (Or Video Identity)
    Experimental

    Performance/Myself (Or Video Identity)
    Takahiko Iimura

    color and b/w, sound, 29 min
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    Japanese Experimental Films - 1970s
    Experimental

    Japanese Experimental Films - 1970s
    Takahiko Iimura

    color and b/w, sound, 64 min
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    Models: A-1: 2 Min. 46 Sec. 16 Frames
    Experimental

    Models: A-1: 2 Min. 46 Sec. 16 Frames
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 9 min
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    Models: A-2: Timing 1, 2, 3, 4
    Experimental

    Models: A-2: Timing 1, 2, 3, 4
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 11.5 min
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    Models: A-3: Time Length 1,2,3,4
    Experimental

    Models: A-3: Time Length 1,2,3,4
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 12 min
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    Models: A-4: Timed 1,2,3
    Experimental

    Models: A-4: Timed 1,2,3
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 7.5 min
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    Models: B-1: Counting, 100 Or X's

    Models: B-1: Counting, 100 Or X's
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, 11.5 min
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    Models: B-2: A Line 1, 2, 3

    Models: B-2: A Line 1, 2, 3
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, 9.5 min
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    Models: B-3: To See the Frame, Not to See the Frame

    Models: B-3: To See the Frame, Not to See the Frame
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, 11.5 min
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    Models: B-4: Seeing, Not Seeing

    Models: B-4: Seeing, Not Seeing
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, 4 min
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    On Duration in Film
    Experimental

    On Duration in Film
    Takahiko Iimura

    black and white, sound, 39 min
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    • Structural
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    1 To 60 Seconds
    Experimental

    1 To 60 Seconds
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 30.5 min
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    • Films About Film
    • Films About Film
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    + & - (Plus and Minus)

    + & - (Plus and Minus)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 26 min
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    Parallel

    Parallel
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm
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    24 Frames Per Second
    Experimental

    24 Frames Per Second
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10.5 min
    • Films About Film
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    24 Frames Per Second (Revised)
    Experimental

    24 Frames Per Second (Revised)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 12 min
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    On Time In Film/DVD
    Experimental

    On Time In Film/DVD
    Takahiko Iimura

    black and white, sound, 33 min
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