The Japanese experimental filmmaker, Iimura Takahiko, renowned for his pioneering work in film and video art and his collaborations with artists like Yoko Ono, will be visiting Yale University on September 21 and 22, 2007 to present three programs of his works.
One will feature a collaborative performance with musician Michael Pestel, another a screening of his video works coupled with a discussion of his writings on video semiology, and a third presenting his film works. Discussions will be led by Jonathan Hall of the University of California, Irvine.
9/21 FILM SCREENING (WHC Auditorium):
4PM - 6PM
- Ai (Love) , 1962, 16mm
- Kuzu (Junk) , 1962, 16mm
- On Eye Rape, 1962, 16mm
- A Dance Party in the Kingdom of Lilliput, 1964, 16mm
- White Calligraphy, 1967, 16mm
- Ma: Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoan-ji, 1989, 16mm
- Ma: A Japanese Concept, 2004, DVD
9/23 A SEMIOLOGY OF VIDEO (CD & DVD) with Lecture Discussion (Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave.):
1PM - 4PM
- Seeing/Hearing/Speaking, 2001, DVD, B/W, 33min., Sound, with Takahiko Iimura
- Observer/Observed and Other Works of Video Simeology, 1999, CD-ROM, B/W, 22min. Text by Iimura Takahiko
- Aiueonn Six Features, 1994, CD-ROM, 15min.Sound and Text by Iimura Takahiko.
9/22 FILM SCREENING & PERFORMANCE (WHC Auditorium):
7PM - 9PM
- White Calligraphy (Approx. 20min.), 8mm
Film Performance: Iimura Takahiko, Music Performance: Michael Pestel
- Anma (The Masseurs), 1963/2001, B/W, 20min.
- Barairo no dansu (Rose Color Dance), 1964, B/W, 13min.