Critical Writing Index

Under Your Skin: Gary Indiana on Kiyoshi Kurosawa

by Gary Indiana

Artforum, Oct. 2006, v. 45, no. 2, pp. 103-104

A discussion on themes of infection, contagion, hypnosis and subversive psychological influence in the films of Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Characters in the films of Takashi Miike, Shinya Tsukamoto, Yoo Sang-gon, Lee Jong-hyuk, Park Chan-wook and Kurosawa are infected or threatened by the "malignant work" of various supernatural and temporal foe, but the films "themselves '"infect'" one another, collectively depicting an implacable, apocalyptic tendency of the electronic utopia.

ITEM 2006.088 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

CureKiyoshi Kurosawa

Gary IndianaPariah

Ulrike MeinhofBambule

Testament of Dr. MabuseFritz Lang

SeanceKiyoshi Kurosawa

Seance on a Wet AfternoonKim Stanley-Richard Attenborough

HLee Jong-hyuk

Old BoyLee Jong-hyuk

AuditionTakashi Miike

PulseKiyoshi Kurosawa

Bright FutureKiyoshi Kurosawa

DopplegangerKiyoshi Kurosawa

CharismaKiyoshi Kurosawa