Kinema No Yoru
1986, 02:15 minutes
Part of a series of tapes which draw on the iconography of a Japanese Children's game called "Menko". The Menko Series is based on the idea of the present-day Japanese use of technology as a form of "territory" - as a surrogate space which is being actively "colonized" just as the actual terrain of Asia and the Pacific Territories was colonized during the first half of this century. The lyrics of "Kinema" hark back in a pseudo-nostalgic way to the pre-war era from which the iconography of the Menko cards derives. Music by Toshiro Sensui.
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by . Art + Text, Aug. Summer 1988.
by . Marabo, June 1988, no. 6.
Technology As Territory, 1987. Fremantle: Praxis, 1987.