Takahiko Iimura

Ma: A Japanese Concept (1978 / 1989) VHS NTSC, color, 38 min

Genre: Experimental

1) MA: SPACE/TIME IN THE GARDEN OF RYOAN-JI (1989) color, sound, 16 min. music: Takehisa Kosugi, Text : Arata Isozaki. Produced for Program for Art on Film, joint venture of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Paul Getty Trust "The early sixteenth-century Japanese garden in the Zen temple of Ryoan-ji, in Kyoto, is considered a masterpiece of the karesansui or "dry landscape" style... In this film, the viewer is invited to experience the garden as an embodiment of ma, a Japanese concept that conveys both time and space... The aesthetic of the film is the message, it has the quality of an experimental film, a conceptual film-an artwork in itself. Good balance of music/visuals/titles. If not as compelling for some viewers as for others, still rated as very effective. Makes one want to visit the actual garden and experience its spiritual energy." -- Art on Screen, edited by Nadine Covert, New York 2) MA (Intervals) (1975-78) b&w/color, sound, 22 min. video sale price: $70

Rental: $70.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $70.00

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