Takahiko Iimura

Parallel (1974) , min

"Two vertical parallel lines -- one photographed, the other scratched into d ark leader -- are presented in a variety of configurations which dramatize what Iimura sees as the fundamental disparity between the totemic tendencies o f photographic illusionism (the photographic line is monolithical formal an d still) and somehow more personal, more human tendencies of the direct manipulation of film as a plastic material (the scratched line is consistently 'a live', consistently moving and changing). --Scott MacDonald, Afterimage, April 1978 "Iimura's two straight lines, and his two mutually generating and canceling frames, are the best metaphor to approach his film art. Actually, this is al ways lying on a tightrope between physical and abstract, historical surrealism re-elaborated through an exquisitely Eastern sensibility and typically American underground structuralism, which Iimura felt so akin to his own concerns." -- Bruno Di Marino, From "Time" to "See You", catalog of Takahiko Iimura, Istituto Giapponese di Cultura, Rome, 1977

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