Masao Adachi

Wan: Rice Bowl (1962) 16mm, black and white, 24.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

"... a film by a director who became notorious for this feature made in 1963, THE HOLELESS VAGINA, a picture recently released by the Japanese authorities and never commercially shown. Born in 1940, Adachi studied at Nippon University's Film School and graduated the year after RICE BOWL was made. It is a near-allegory about shame (if not sin) and death and futility. An exercise in surrealism involving a rice ceremony, black robes, a ceremonial sword, and a white-robed sacrifice." -- Donald Richie

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Bruce Baillie

Have You Thought of Talking to the Director (1962) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

Made on the north coast of California in Mendocino... combining spontaneity and preconception in a film that is essentially a short lesson in feature form. On one level, a portrait of Paul Tulley.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Paul Bartel

Progetti (Plans) (1962) 16mm, black and white, 17.00 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Films about Film, Media

**in Italian** This film was made in Rome in the Spring of 1962 during my Antonioni period. I was on a Fulbright at the time, studying directing at the famous Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, and I wanted to sum up in a film some of my observations as a cinema student in Rome. So I made a film about two aspiring actors studying at the Centro who wanted to come to the Actor's Studio in New York and become movie stars overnight, and who actually believe that this is going to happen to them. The point of the film is that these actors are really incapable of acting in either sense of the word. but they certainly know how to go through the motions and are beautiful to look at and to listen to, if you don't mind Italian(s). One of the actors is dubbed be marce bellocchio, who has since become quite a director in his own right. this film is also notable for the mysterious performance of Astrid Weyman, the star of the Dutch feature, GANGSTER GIRL, by Franz Weiss. When Oscar Werner saw PROGETTI in Paris in the fall of '62 he became very excited and showing for Truffaut and Clouzot, who were also reportedly enthusiastic about the film.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Blue Moses (1962) 16mm, black and white, 10.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

A meat enigma spoken in eternal language of director, con man, and magician. It's about the sham flesh that men create to dam the streaming of the truth from their muscles and senses... a molecule of revelation in the shape of a drama thrown off by the artist between ANTICIPATION and DOG STAR MAN. -- Michael McClure. A manifesto of film epistemology in the form of an actor n conflict with the camera eye. -- Brussels catalogue. Brussels International Film Festival, 1964.

Rental: $30.00
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Stan Brakhage

Dog Star Man: Part I (1962) 16mm, color, 30.00 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Philosophical

In the tradition of Ezra Pound's vorticism, PART I is a Noh drama, the exploration in minute detail of a single action and all its ramifications. The formal construction of the film the interrelationships and significance of the images, has been woven on an extremely subtle level. Each shot appears only as an isolated piece,,, appreciated (as) it is understood within the context of the entire mosaic. -- P Adams Sitney BRAND NEW PRINT.

Rental: $90.00
16mm Rental: $90.00

Maryette Charlton

Loren Maciver: Part 1 (1962) 16mm, color & b/w, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Pictures the American painter Loren Maciver as she roams purposefully or idly during the four seasons of the year and observes objects, movement, and color that abound in city and country. Shows the artist as she transposes to canvas her various observations. Features many paintings of the artist including Red votive lights, Fishers Island, New York, The city, Manhattan, Venice, Acropolis, the street The Fratellini, and Les baux. "An impressive array of paintings by a foremost American contemporary painter make their appearance on film. The film-maker has captured in depth the vibrancy of the artist, her paintings, and her environment. All three emerge as clearly interwoven patterns and constitute the structure of this two-part film, each self-contained. Thus Loren MacIver is seen during the four seasons of a year roaming purposefully or idly...observing and absorbing objects, movement and color that abound in city and country. The film reveals their transposition on canvas: Crystalizations emitting luminous glows that contain rare delights which gives to each painting the beauty and style that is the very special gift of this artist, as catalyst. Only be being silent can the richness of the visual experience be fully enjoyed and recognized as a distinct entity." -- Rosalind Kossoff.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Maryette Charlton

Loren Maciver: Part 2 (1962) 16mm, color & b/w, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography & Autobiography

Pictures the American painter Loren Maciver as she roams purposefully or idly during the four seasons of the year and observes objects, movement, and color that abound in city and country. Shows the artist as she transposes to canvas her various observations. Features many paintings of the artist including Red votive lights, Fishers Island, New York, The city, Manhattan, Venice, Acropolis, the street The Fratellini, and Les baux. "An impressive array of paintings by a foremost American contemporary painter make their appearance on film. The film-maker has captured in depth the vibrancy of the artist, her paintings, and her environment. All three emerge as clearly interwoven patterns and constitute the structure of this two-part film, each self-contained. Thus Loren MacIver is seen during the four seasons of a year roaming purposefully or idly...observing and absorbing objects, movement and color that abound in city and country. The film reveals their transposition on canvas: Crystalizations emitting luminous glows that contain rare delights which gives to each painting the beauty and style that is the very special gift of this artist, as catalyst. Only be being silent can the richness of the visual experience be fully enjoyed and recognized as a distinct entity." -- Rosalind Kossoff.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Ray Craig

On The Beach (1962) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Science & Medicine

An experimental science fiction film, loaded with special effects. The story of an insensitive young man who meets an alien from another planet --R. C. "It's the first experimental science fiction picture I've ever seen." Paul Gonski

Rental: $30.00
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Ray Craig

Signs of the Times (1962) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media

A satire on advertising, examining the dilemma of the outer-directed man and revolving around a typical consumer beset by commercials and billboards until he is finally forced into action. --R. C.

Rental: $30.00
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Herb Danska

Gift, The (1962) 16mm, 35mm, black and white, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Films about Film, Media, Psychology & Mental Health

"THE GIFT is the most brilliantly original U. S. movie released so far in 1962, a stylistic tour d'esprit that employs a subtle and modern language of cinema to release a mood and distill a moment of great inward sweetness and intensity... Danska cuts restlessly from image to image, dims the screen to deceive the eye, blurs the voices to confuse the ear. Why? To diminish the impasse of each part of the picture, to force the spectator to see it whole" --Time Magazine

Rental: $40.00
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35mm Rental: $40.00

Storm De Hirsch

Silently, Bearing Totem of a Bird (1962) Super 8, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Super-8.

Rental: $20.00
Super8 Rental: $20.00

William Didonato

Quest for St. Toribius, The (1962) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Music

A photographic musical essay representing man's search for truth. Some little known aspects of L. A. are explored, in addition to a 'new view' of the Watts Towers and surrounding area. --W. D. D.

Rental: $30.00
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Ed Emshwiller

Thanatopsis (1962) 16mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

An expression of internal anguish. The confrontation of a man and his torment. Juxtaposed against his external composure are images of a woman and lights in distortion, with tension heightened by the sounds of power saws and a heartbeat.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35

Arnold Gassan

Marsyas (1962) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural, Psychology & Mental Health

A black man wakes from a dream to early morning dismay. Feeling hunted, he rushes into the city, where a sense of desolation rises in him as, through his eyes, the city decays. He flees to the forest, but the image of dreamed hunter reappears. Trapped by his vision, he collapses into it and becomes the hunted stag, is flayed and unmanned. At the height of his terror, having seen the whiteness beneath his skin, he wakens to a reversed world where he is now white.--A. G. "Marsyas has demonstrated to me for the first time that a highly developed 'still' photographer can become motion-conscious enough to strike off a positively beautiful work of cinema art."--Stan Brakhage

Rental: $20.00
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Red Grooms

Shoot The Moon (1962) 16mm, DVD NTSC, black and white, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker: Rudy Burckhardt "A moon trip fantasy elaborately mounted in the style of Melies, the 19th Century forerunner of Walt Disney."--N. Y. Herald-Tribune. "A twenty-or thirty-minute short-time is relative, a delightful moment in preposterous space-the Grooms and Burckhardt picture is a concentrate designed to carry all the grimaces of those who have had the good fortune to live thus far in the 20th Century... mocks alchemists, astrologers, and astronauts with compunction... dots every eye in the audience and helps all eyes see that the stars are stil in the sky."--David Sortor.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $100.00

Dick Higgins

End, The (1962) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

A satire on business. We see a distinguished business man speaking gibberish, telephone ploes being ripped down to make room for beautiful farmlands, prices tumbling. I hoped the end would justify the means. --D. H.

Rental: $20.00
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Peter Hudiburg

Revamp (1962) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

A vampire film about vampire films, REVAMP clatters through the sexual aberrations of vampirism and violence with the blood and gore appropriate to the excesses of American film. Six tracks of mixed sound rumble off this optical film as visions of "cherry pie" go ripping past your stupefied eyes. Transylvanian folklore distends into the American dream and our Vampire sucks his pretty victim again and again and again. --P. H.

Rental: $20.00
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Takahiko Iimura

Ai (Love) (1962) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Sound by Yoko Ono "I have seen a number of Japanese avant-garde films at Brussels International Experimental Film Festival, at Cannes and at other places. Of all those films, Iimura's LOVE stands out in its very beauty and originality, a film poem, with no usual pseudo-surrealist imagery. Closest comparison would be Brakhage's LOVING or Jack Smith's FLAMING CREATURES. ... [A] poetic and sensuous exploration of the body ... fluid, direct, beautiful." -- Jonas Mekas, Film Culture

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Takahiko Iimura

Iro (Colors) (1962) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Music by Yasunao Tone "A striking experiment in color in which paints are transformed in oil and water, in which melting waxes are mixed, the result being a metamorphosis from one color to the next." -- Donald Richie, written for the program note 1969.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Takahiko Iimura

Kuzu (Junk) (1962) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Music by Takehisa Kosugi The beach of Tokyo Bay was a dumpsite for all the city's human, animal and industrial wastes when I shot "Junk" there in the early 60s - today this is no longer the case. I was interested in the way my commitment could revive the junk and dead animals. At times the objects are animated, which could be seen as surreal, yet they are real at the same time. The concept coincides with the Neo-Dada in art, in which junk is assembled and incorporated into artwork. Yet today's point of view, the film certainly shows concern with the ecology and may be regarded as an early attempt to deal with the destruction of our environment. "I went to an industrial beach where there was a lot of junk. Some poor people lived there collecting garbage. I shot some of the garbage and also kids playing around there. What I tried to do was to make some conjunction between the things and kids. I also wanted to participate in the film myself. I ran on the beach holding the camera, and I shot my own shadow and footsteps". - Scott McDonald, An interview with Taka Iimura, on the Journal of the University Film Association,1981

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Takahiko Iimura

On Eye Rape (1962) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Co-produced with Natsuyuki Nakanishi A found educational film about the sex of plants and animals was punched with big holes in almost every frame throughout the film by myself and an artist friend Natsuyuki Nakanishi who found the film in a garbage. At several points there are inserts of a few frames of a pornographic photo (which would work on a subliminal sense) in which the sex part was covered by black. The film is an irony and at the same time a protest against sex censorship in Japan at the time in which pornographic scenes had to be covered by black. At the end we even punched holes in these subliminal pictures, thereby "censoring" the censored image. A superior work. Considering the whole situation of film/image works at the time, one could say that this is an exceptional film. The film was picked up from garbage by Nakanishi and then Iimura punched with holes throughout the film. The work, which directly attacks both the film physically and the eyes of the audience, was Iimura's first film (according to the filmography) as well as the first master piece which relates to his later film works of conceptual-art." Masaaki Hirakata, from catalogue "META MEDIA", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 1995

Rental: $30.00
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Kurt Kren

5/62: Maggoty Moon (1962) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
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Yoji Kuri

Ningen Dobuten (Human Zoo) (1962) 35mm, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

A short film by one of the Orient's best known animators and cartoonists, the Walt Disney of Japan. -- Jonas Mekas.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Jonas Mekas

Guns of the Trees (1962) 16mm, 35mm, DVD PAL, black and white, 75 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Psychology & Mental Health

Jonas Mekas wrote, produced, directed, and photographed this arty experimental study of the beatnik movement in America. A bleak portrait of modern existentialism and despair, Guns of the Trees tells the story of young Barbara (Francis Stillman), who is desperately trying to find some value in her life but is weighed down by depression. She seeks solace in the church but instead is met by Gregory (Adolfas Mekas), an intellectual who seems to have an even worse opinion of life than she does. For a time, she seems close to rescue by Ben and Argus (Ben Carruthers and Argus Carruthers) a married couple who seem to have found genuine value in life through each other. Ultimately, they cannot save her from her own despair. This beat portrayal of angst is interspersed with poetry readings and rather blatant symbology. ~ John Voorhees, All Movie Guide Four young people are trying to understand why their friend, a young woman, committed a suicide. A film made up of disconnected scenes weaving between past and present. The title of the film comes from a poem by Stuart Perkoff which tells that some young people felt (around 1960) that everything is against them, so much that even the trees in the parks and streets seemed to them like guns pointing at their very existence. - J. M. Guns of the Trees deals with the thoughts, feelings, and anguished strivings of my generation, faced with the moral perplexity of our times. Conceived as an episodic, horizontal film, there is no apparent direct story connection between one scene and the next. The scenes act like pieces of a larger, timed, emotional mosaic. Where the direct word, or the direct image, fails - when we come to more essential things-the indirectness of the poet will seize the essence and the truth. - J. M. It is a bitter but lyric work. It is also revolutionary in form, being unlike, in its technique, anything you ever saw. It is a poster declaration, a manifesto. I regard Guns of The Trees as the most important film by far of the American "New Wave." - Herman G. Weinberg, New York Film-Makers' Cooperative Catalogue n6, 1975 It may be one of the most personal and revealing films of the intellectual, beat and hip fringe of society of America today. - Gene Moskowitz, Cahiers du cinema, N119, May 1961

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00
35mm Rental: $150.00

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Home Use Only

Marie Menken

Notebook (1962-1963) 16mm, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: diary_ journal

These are too tiny or too obvious for comment, but one or two are my dearest children. "It is a very personal film which she keeps adding to ... a masterpiece of filmic fragments, only shown once, but wow!" -- P. Adams Sitney

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Paul Morrissey

Taylor Mead Dances (1962) 16mm, black and white, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Tayor travels in his white Rolls Royce to the Second City nightclub, where he dances. With Tayor Mead, Katherine Roberts, and Roberts Blossom.

Rental: $20.00
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Michael Putnam

Hard Swing, The (1962) 16mm, black and white, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Ron Rice

Senseless (1962) 16mm, black and white, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Soundtrack: Bartok, Mexican and Indian music; Edited by Howard Everngam. "Consisting of a poetic stream of razor-sharp images, the overt content of SENSELESS portrays ecstatic travelers going to pot over the fantasies and pleasures of a trip to Mexico... highly effective cutting subtly interweaves the contrapuntal developement of themes of love and hate, peace and violence, beauty an ddestruction."-- David Brooks.

Rental: $80.00
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Raymond Saroff

Claes Oldenburg Happenings Ray Gun Theater --1962 (1962) 16mm, black and white, 120 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Raymond Saroff

Happenings: One (1962) 16mm, black and white, 22.3 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $75.00
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Raymond Saroff

Happenings: Two (1962) 16mm, black and white, 20.45 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Paul Sharits

Wintercourse (1962) 16mm, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Discovered in summer of 1985, of a set of "haiku-imagistic films" I did before coming to my characteristic style, as in RAY GUN VIRUS; I thought I'd destroyed all these pre-pure films, in about 1969-1970, the time of my separation from my first marriage. The film concerns my marriage, which lasted seven years; it was shot during its first year, when I was a painting student at the University of Denver. It is full of apprehensions, in a montage style which counterposes "opposites": sexuality and religion; seasonal opposites; hopefulness undercut by fears of eventual separation (the image of a statue of two women, arm in arm, reading a book). I find it visually and kinetically interesting, after all these years.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Jack Smith

Flaming Creatures (1962-3) 16mm, black and white, 43 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer / Bi / Trans

Note: sound on film. "[Jack Smith] has graced the anarchic liberation of new American cinema with graphic and rhythmic power worthy of the best of formal cinema. He has attained for the first time in motion pictures a high level of art which is absolutely lacking in decorum; and a treatment of sex which makes us aware of the restraint of all previous filmmakers. "He has shown more clearly than anyone before how the poet's license includes all things, not only of spirit, but also of flesh; not only of dreams and of symbol, but also of solid reality. In no other art but the movies could this have so fully been done; and their capacity was realized by Smith." -- Film Culture "During its final deliberation, the selection jury decided to state explicitly that the majority of its members recognized the aesthetical and experimental qualities of the film FLAMING CREATURES by Jack Smith, but had to ascertain unanimously that the showing of it was impossible in regard to Belgian laws." -- Program Notes, Third International Experimental Film Competition, Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium, 1964 Awards: Fifth Independent Film Award, Film Culture; Prix Film Maudit, Third Int'l Film Exposition, Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium, 1964. Brand New distribution print courtesy of Gladstone Gallery.

Rental: $195.00
16mm Rental: $195.00

Marvin Starkman

American Way, The (1962) 16mm, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Lloyd Williams

Three: Les Poissons, Jabberwock, Opus #5 (1962) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

LES POISSONS (1957), 2.5 min. color, sound animated to The Carnival of the Animals (Le Carnaval Des Animaux) by Camille Saint-Saens, utilizing LUMIA, by Thomas Wilfred at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. JABBERWOCK (1959), from the poem by Lewis Carroll. Clifford Jackson of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, narrates. Silver Medallion, Cannes Film Festival, 1959, 10 min., color, sound, live action & animation. OPUS #5 (1962, 8 min.) ... Images project a mood of nightmare terrors at once indefinable and affecting. Hallucinations creating a totality of effect which won the Judges' Prize, Midwesst Film Festival,1962, color, sound, live & animation.

Rental: $20.00
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Lloyd Williams

Ursula (1962) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Gold Medallion, Best Scripted Film Cannes, Best Special Effects for Sustained Horror, 1961 A Child's decay into total insanity caused by the tortures of an unloving mother. Not to be seen before bedtime. Sound & live drama.

Rental: $23.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Jackie Raynal

Merce Cunningham (1962) DVD NTSC, b & w, 27 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, dance, music

The choreographer Merce Cunningham working with the musician John Cage and the painter Robert Rauschenberg.

Rental: $150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $150.00

Jackie Raynal

Trailers (1962-2003) DVD_NTSC, color, min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art / artists, landscape / architecture

A collection of trailers for the following films: "Merce Cunningham", "Deux Fois", "New York Story", "Hotel New York", "Autour de Simon Lazard".

Fluxus

FluxFilm Anthology (1962-1970) DVD PAL, color BW, 120 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists

Films by Nam June Paik, Dick Higgins, George Maciunas, Chieko Shiomi, John Cavanaugh, James Riddle, Yoko Ono, George Brecht, Robert Watts, Pieter Vanderbiek, Joe Jones, Eric Anderson, Jeff Perkins, Wolf Vostell, Albert Fine, George Landow, Paul Sharits, John Cale, Peter Kennedy, Mike Parr, Ben Vautier.

DVD PAL Sale: $36.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Takahiko Iimura

Early Film Poems (1962-71) DVD NTSC, , 44 min

Genre: Experimental

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)

Rental: $90.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $90.00

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