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A LOOP SEEN AS A LINE(Installation), 1972, Judson Gallery, New York
Each loop-film has a vertical scratched line in the middle: a white line on the black film and a black line on the clear film.  The two porjected images, side by seide, are a black line in a projected frame, and next to the right, a clear line on the wall(Positive
-negative).(T.I.)

FILM INSTALLATION, 1974, Galerie 23, Paris
Two film-loops are suspended by spools hung from the ceiling. Two white frames are set side by side at the eye level on the wall facing the loops. The piece does not involve the projection but the display of the material. (T.I.)

I=YOU=HE/SHE(Installation/
Performance),1979, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The viewer sits on a chair at the center surrounded at a certain distance by three cameras and three monitors. On each monitor, he looks at his front, and his profile and his back views. From each headphone of three audiotape players set near by him, he listens to a voice "I am...," You are...," and "he/She is...," respectively, and relates this voices to three points of view on the monitors (I/Front, You/Profile, He/She/Back). the three images rotate among three monitors making a new relation each time with the voice he chooses. (T.I.)

Performed at: Whitney Museum, New York, 1979. Studio 200, Seibu Museum, Tokyo, 1982


TV FOR TV(Installation), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, 1995

Two TV sets are placed face to face very closely and are set to different channels. The pictures are not visible, but the sounds are audible. (T.I.)
Exhibited at: Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, 1983. Asian American Video Festival, New York, 1984. DAAD Galerie, Berlin, 1992. Guggenheim Museum, Soho, New York, 1994





FILMASALINE
FILM AS A LINE(Installation), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, 1995,

About twenty 16mm black loop-films in which a line is scratched vertically on every film are hung from ceiling. Several 16mm projectors are set to project the loops on four walls. The loops may be changed and replaced every day during the exhibition. Many films are with sound which is scratched on the track.(T.I.)

AS I SEE YOU YOU SEE ME(Installation/Performance/Videotape)

Two pairs of video cameras and monitors are set apart sevral meters, and on the wall between them a sentence is pasted with big letters: AS I SEE YOU YOU SEE ME. On the monitor screens, the words "I" and "YOU" are also pasted. A performer walks back and forth between the two cameras, uttering the repeatedly in Japanese, English and in the language of the host country where the piece was performed. After 10 minutes, the recorded video of the performance is played back on one of the monitors, and the performer interacts and "comments" with the other camera/monitor. (T.I.)

Exhibited at: "Construction in Process", Lodg, Poland, 1990, Studio 200, Seibu Museum, Tokyo, 1991,DAAD Galerie, Berlin, 1992, MA, Performance Festival, Dusseldorf, 1995



An interactive version of the installation, in which a personal computer is set in front of a round panel of video monitors:"A" "I" "U" "E" "O" "NN" are Japanese vowels, vocalized by a distorted face on each picture screen . The audience choose a picture among them at the computer, and the picture with its voice comes out immediately on a rectangular picture in the center, followed by the other pictures according to the order of the vowel. (T.I.)

"Iimura deconstructs our coherence as he shifts between the English Roman alphabet and Japanese characters, injects spoken Japanese and manipulates the computer images of his features. The images often take on geometical shapes, others recall the classical images from Japanese woodcuts of a Samurai warrior grimace". Robert West, Curator, Mint Museum of Art.

Exhibited at: Kirin Plaza Osaka, Osaka, 1993, "Image du Futur", Montreal, 1994, ISEA, Helsinki Museum of Modern Art, Helshinki, 1994, Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C., USA,1994, Somido, Sony Ginza, Tokyo, 1995, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, 1995, Bourges Video Festival, Bourges, France, 1995, The Kitchen, New York, 1996, Centro Iniziative Multimediali Diagonale, Roma, Italy, 1997



(photo: Hiroshi Takezawa)

CD-ROM Installation meta media
Jan. 27 - 31, 1997 Landmark Hall (Yokohama)

This is a first installation, using a newly published CD-ROM "Eizo-Jikken no Tameni (For Visual Experimentation)" which is consisted of eight personal computers, 32 video monitors, and 4 projectors. The audience can participate and control the event through the computers while reading the text, he/she experiences the images at the same time, and wonders around the environmental electronic space releasing his/herself from the desktop.

In the center, there is an "island" of eight computers which may be used by the audience and in the surrounding are four "islands" consisted of eight video monitors which are connected to the center individually and a part of computer images is projected on 9 meters giant screen at the front.Thus the audience participate in the computers at the center and navigate among the "islands" of video monitors.

On the video monitors, representative film images from 1960s as "Love," "Kuzu(Junk)," "Face," "Filmmakers" and "Summer, Happenings, U.S.A." are excerpted, and are projected together with a horizontal and a vertical line of the text. Therefore the images of Iimura early film from 1960s is reconstructed by the technology of 1990s. (T.I.)