Critical Writing Index

The films of Taka Iimura

by Scott MacDonald

Afterimage, Apr. 1978, v. 5, no. 10, pp. 8-11

In this article, Scott MacDonald provides a detailed summary of the film career of Taka Iimura, documenting his shift from erotic imagery to purely formal concerns. While Iimura’s films provide very little in the way of visual pleasure to an audience, using only strips of black and clear leader, when MacDonald describes audience behaviour during a screening he finds that a small percentage of audience members who stayed for the duration of the film were very engaged throughout.

ITEM 1978.038 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

LoveTaka Iimura

A Dance Party in the Kingdom of LilliputTaka Iimura

Sync SoundTaka Iimura

24 Frames Per SecondTaka Iimura

1 to 60 SecondsTaka Iimura

JunkTaka Iimura

OnanTaka Iimura

Geography of the BodyWillard Maas, Marie Menken

White CalligraphyTaka Iimura

Film Strips ITaka Iimura

Film Strips IITaka Iimura

In the RiverTaka Iimura

ShutterTaka Iimura

The FlickerTony Conrad

ModelsTaka Iimura

Reel ITaka Iimura

Reel IITaka Iimura

Timed 1, 2, and 3Taka Iimura

+ & -Taka Iimura

Line Describing a ConeAnthony McCall