God Bless America

Tadasu Takamine

2002, 08:45 minutes, colour, English with Japanese subtitles


Takamine and his lovely assistant shared a room with a huge clay face for eighteen consecutive days. Before the eye of the camera, they ate, slept, read, fucked and made continuous changes to the face, animating it to synchronize with a scratchy, halting recording of that American patriotic classic "God Bless America".
-(Text taken from Images Festival catalogue)

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Critical Writing

Tadasu Takamine shocks us, yet again
by C.B. Liddell. The Japan Times, Jan. 2011.
Image overkill and what to do about it: Independent film and video...
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Apr. 10, 2003.