I Hear Myself

Seeing Hearing Speaking

Seeing/ Hearing / Speaking (2002)
Talking to Myself (1978, revised in 2001)
Talking in New York”(1981, revised in 2001)
Talking to Myself at PS1 (1985)

Based on a sentence taken from a seminal book by the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida, “Speech and Phenomena” (translated by David B. Allison), I began this video series in 1978 . The sentence I quoted, that Derrida calls “phenomenological essence,” appears in the translation as “I hear myself at the same time that I speak.” – Iimura


Project Video Semiology Screening
Artists Takahiko Iimura
Year 1978-2002
Origin Japan
Duration 10 minutes