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Japanese Expanded Cinema and Intermedia: Critical Texts of the 1960s

This edited collection brings together canonical texts on intermedia and expanded cinema in 1960s Japan, most of which translated into English for the first time, in hope to introduce the local critical discourse on this subject to international readership.

Editors: Ann Adachi-Tasch, Go Hirasawa and Julian Ross
15 September 2020

Including essays from filmmakers Masao Adachi, Takahiko Iiumra, Rikuro Miyai, Hiroshi Manabe, Motoharu Jonouchi and Masanori Oe, artist Yasunao Tone, and critics Junzo Ishiko, Jushin Sato, Masao Matsuda and Koichi Ishizaki, the edited collection includes an introductory essay by Julian Ross and introductory texts on each section by Go Hirasawa. Both of these introductory articles are available to read online.

The publication coincides with the group exhibition More Than Cinema: Motoharu Jonouchi and Keiichi Tanaami at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, which was co-curated by the three editors (scheduled to reopen in September 2020), and the installation Cinematic Illumination (1968-69) by Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver at Museum of Modern Art, New York (currently on view until 21 February 2021), marking its restoration and acquisition by MoMA’s Department of Media and Performance. This book project was produced by Collaborative Cataloging Japan and was made possible by the generous support from the Japan US Friendship Commission and The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (The Japan Foundation). Research for this book was made possible thanks to a Curatorial Fellowship grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Berlin: Archive Books, 2020

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