Takahiko Iimura

White Calligraphy (1967) 16mm, black and white, 18.5 min

Genre: Experimental

"In my view the most interesting of Iimura's early films -- at least those I've had a chance to see -- is the one least characteristic of this period: WHITE CALLIGRAPHY. To make this abstract film, Iimura drew the Japanese characters for the Kojiki, 'the oldest story in Japan,' directly onto dark leader. Since each frame contains a different character, the finished film creates a continually changing retinal collage, which is interrupted intermittently during the final minutes of the film by movements of dark leader. All in all, WHITE CALLIGRAPHY is a sort of filmic concrete poem ...." -- Scott MacDonald, Afterimage

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

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