Iimura Takahiko

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Takahiko Iimura
飯村 隆彦
Born (1937-02-20)February 20, 1937
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Film director

Takahiko Iimura (飯村隆彦 Iimura Takahiko?, born February 20, 1937) is a Japanese avant-garde filmmaker and fine artist. He is considered one of the pioneers of experimental and independent filmmaking in Japan.[1] Iimura was born in Tokyo and is a graduate of Keio University. His film Onan (1963) won the Special Prize at the Brussels International Independent Film Festival in 1964. He published a seminal work on experimental filmmaking in 1970, Geijutsu to higeijutsu no aida, and a biography of Yoko Ono, Ono Yōko hito to sakuhin, in 1985. Iimura made much of his film in New York City, but became a professor at the Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design in 1992.[1][2]

Filmography[edit]

1960s[edit]

    • "Film Poems," (1962–1970, 16mm)
    • "Iro" (Colors), (1962, 16mm (from 8mm), Music: Yasunao Tone, 8 min.)
    • Onan (1963, 16mm, B/W, 7min., Music: Yasunao Tone; Winner, Special Prize, Brussels International Film Festival)
    • "Taka and Ako," (1966, 16mm (from 8mm), black and white, silent, 16fps, 15 min.)
    • "White Calligraphy," (1967, 16mm, black and white, silent, 11 min.)
    • "Filmmakers," (1968, 28 min.)

1970s[edit]

    • "Kiri" (Fog), (1970, 16mm (from 8mm), black and white, silent, 16fps, 7 min.)
    • "Film Strips I," (1970, 16mm, black and white, silent, 11.5 min.)
    • "The Pacific Ocean" (1971, 16mm, colour, silent, 11 min.)
    • "Self Identity" (1972, 1 min.)
    • "Double Portrait" ( 1973–1987, 5 min.)
    • "I Love You" (1973–1987, 4.5 min.)
    • "Double Identity" (1979, 1.5 min.)

1980s[edit]

    • "I Am A Viewer, You Are A Viewer" (1981, 4 min.)
    • "This Is A Camera Which Shoots This" (1982–1995, 5 min.)
    • "Air’s Rock" (portmanteau, DVD, including Moments at the Rock, (1984, color, sound, 12 min.) and A Rock in the Light (1985/2008, 18 min. Music: Haruyuki Suzuki, 2008))
    • New York Hotsprings (1984, DVD, b/w, 10 min. Part of Experiments in New York)
    • "TV Confrontation" (1986, DVD, color, stereo, 5 min. with Tetsuya fukui, "Video=Aleph")
    • New York Day and Night (1989, DVD, color, Music: Takehisa Kosugi, 58 min.)

1990s[edit]

    • "As I See You You See Me" (1990–1995, 7 min.)
    • PERFORMANCE/MYSELF (Or Video Identity) (portmanteau, 1972–1995, DVD, 7 pieces, total 29 min.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "飯村隆彦" [Takahiko Iimura]. Nihon Jinmei Daijiten (日本人名大辞典) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  2. ^ "実験映画" [Experimental cinema]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2012-10-07.