Experiments in New York

DVD, color and b/w, sound, 29 min
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New York Scenes, 1967, 10min. color & b/w New York Hot Springs, 1984, 11min. b/w Talking in New York, 1981, 8min. b/w (Collection of The Donnel Library, New York City) The first, "New York Scenes," ...
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About

New York Scenes, 1967, 10min. color & b/w
New York Hot Springs, 1984, 11min. b/w
Talking in New York, 1981, 8min. b/w
(Collection of The Donnel Library, New York City)


The first, "New York Scenes," 1967, is sketches of certain scenes and portraits of the filmmaker's friends and other people. It is divided into five "chapters" including, a famous filmmaker, Jack Smith with his film "Flaming Creatures." The film is made with one scene per chapter, and the chapters are "Linda with a lens," "Jack Smith with his film "Flaming Creatures," "Fire hydrants on Broadway," "Akiko on the roof," and "A Hippy in the Central Park."

The second film, "New York Hot Springs," 1984, was made with the steam coming out of manholes, a typical scene in the winter on the streets of New York,which reminded him of the Japanese hot springs in volcanic mountains. Consisting of shots of various steam at 10 locations in the city, the film is edited with each shot (5 seconds) in successive order and is rotated 10 times. A kind of Structural Film you might say. Since the form of the steam changes every moment, you are looking at new steam even at the same location.

The third film, "Talking in New York," 1981, is a kind of first person cinema where iimura is the cameraman as well as the actor. Acting like a total stranger in the city who does not speak or hear the language, he walks with a camera to such sight-seeing spots as Times Square,and the top of the Empire State building, etc., only listening to himself speaking the words: "I hear myself at the same time that I speak" in two languages: Japanese and English.The words are a quotation from the book by Jacques Derrida, French philosopher, which he calls "phenomenological essence." (T.I)

Films

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    Ai (Love)
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    Ai (Love)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10 min
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    • Body
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    Iro (Colors)
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    Iro (Colors)
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    16mm, color, sound, 10 min
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    Kuzu (Junk)
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    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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    Early Film Poems
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    Early Film Poems
    Takahiko Iimura

    sound, 44 min
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    Anma (The Massure)
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    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
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    Rose Color Dance
    Takahiko Iimura

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

    16mm, color, silent, 13 min
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    Desade
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    Desade
    Takahiko Iimura

    black and white, sound, 10 min
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    • Body
    • Erotic
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    Screen Play
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    Screen Play
    Takahiko Iimura

    color, sound, 10 min
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    A Dance Party in the Kingdom of Lilliput No. 1
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    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
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    I Saw the Shadow
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 13 min
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    Taka and Ako
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    Taka and Ako
    Takahiko Iimura

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

    black and white, sound, 25 min
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    Writing With Light: White Calligraphy
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    Writing With Light: White Calligraphy
    Takahiko Iimura

    black and white, sound
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    New York Scene
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    New York Scene
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, silent, 35 min
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    White Calligraphy
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    White Calligraphy
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 18.5 min
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    Summer, Happenings, U. S. A.
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    Summer, Happenings, U. S. A.
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 28 min
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    Filmmakers
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    Filmmakers
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, color, sound, 30 min
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    Face
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    Face
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    16mm, color, sound, 20.5 min
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    For Filmic Meditation
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    For Filmic Meditation
    Takahiko Iimura

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

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

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

    16mm, color, sound, 16.25 min
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    A Chair & Blinking
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    A Chair & Blinking
    Takahiko Iimura

    DVD (NTSC), black and white, sound, 8 min
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    • Body
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    Kiri (Fog)
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    Kiri (Fog)
    Takahiko Iimura

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

    16mm, color, sound, 19.5 min
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    The Pacific Ocean
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    The Pacific Ocean
    Takahiko Iimura

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

    DVD, color, sound, 18 min
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    • Music
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    Shutter
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    Shutter
    Takahiko Iimura

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

    color and b/w, sound, 29 min
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    Japanese Experimental Films - 1970s
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    1 To 60 Seconds
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 30.5 min
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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
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    24 Frames Per Second
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, sound, 10.5 min
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    24 Frames Per Second (Revised)
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    24 Frames Per Second (Revised)
    Takahiko Iimura

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

    black and white, sound, 33 min
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