Tadasu Takamine and Masashi Iwasaki

1998, 03:00 minutes, colour


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"Formerly of the artist collective Dumb Type, Iwasaki and Takamine continue in the vein of minimalist performance video with an undeniable Japanese sensibility. Their approach is both simple and extreme, raising many questions on sex and violence, speed and technology, control and chaos and infatuation and fear. The sheer exhilaration of Inertia forces the viewer to quickly puzzle together signs and meanings; the installation becomes a sort of intellectual video game where the heroine needs to be saved by semiotics" (Stefan St-Laurent, Images Festival catalogue)

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Critical Writing

Images fest has a thing for sex
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Apr. 22, 1999, v. 18, no. 34.
Great Expectations for Indie Festival
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Apr. 23, 1999.
A moving picture of reel life: Images Festival reflects street heat
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Apr. 22, 1999.