[ISEA94] Artist Statement: Takahiko Iimura – AIUEO NN Six Features

Artist Statement

A video installation using six monitors and 6 VHS tapes was first realized at Kirin Plaza Osaka, 1993, using 6 CRV videodiscs instead of tapes. This tape version allows random combination among six monitors.

Combining the comical and the absurd, I realized six funny faces, which were manipulated by System G (Real time texture mapping developed by Sony), to animate the visual images of six Japanese vowels in Japanese and Roman alphabet.                                                                           The concept is developed from Jacques Derrida’s “Differance” in which the difference of “Image”, “Letter” and “Voice” works in space and movement. Thus six images of “AIUEO NN” differ and delay with the letters and the voices, realizing an example of multiculturalism.

  • Takahiko limura Nagoya College of Art and Design, Japan. Takahiko limura has been a pioneer of Japanese experimental film and video art working in film since 1960 and video since 1970, and has had individual exhibitions at the major museums in the USA, Europe
    and Japan and has received international fellowships from different foundations.