Part of Series
Video Semiology ScreeningBrisbane, Australia
|Part of||OTHERFILM BRISBANE 2012|
|Where||Institute of Modern Art|
|Date||6pm-7pm, Saturday, 1 December 2012|
Taka Iimura’s conceptual video works expose, analyse, and disrupt the habitual ways we view video, paring it down to its essential elements and toying with them, making us aware of construction as much as content. In ons, a man and a woman see and film one another. Their relation to one another—and to us as viewers—is complicated by the mediating role of the video camera and monitor, generating absurd feedback loops and infinite regresses, optical and semantic. Pressuring language until signifier and signified become unhinged, Iimura’s video semiology parallels the work of Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida.
Video Semiology Screening - WORKS
After coming back from New York in 1969, Takahiko Iimura began video production in Tokyo. Working in experimental film since the early 1960’s, he first combined the art of film with video, thus making a kind of flicker effect in video….
Self Identity (1972) Double Identity (1979) Double Portrait ( 1973-1987) I Love You (1973-1987) This Is A Camera Which Shoots This (1982-1995) As I See You You See Me (1990-1995) I Am A Viewer, You Are A Viewer (1981) ….
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”…
In this collection of videos, Talking Picture (The Structure of Film Viewing) and Shadowman (The Structure of Seeing and Hearing), Takahiko Iimura presents a series of mind-twisting videos, meditating on the experience of watching film/video, and of seeing and being seen. Prodded by…