Re: Time

From: iimura (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Apr 17 2007 - 20:30:09 PDT

May I introduce my films which deal time directly as a text as well
as an experience.

24 FRAMES PER SECOND, 1975-78 , B&W, 12min.
"Both in terms of its examination of time and space, of light and
darkness, of visuals and sounds; and in terms of its demands and
potential rewards for an audience, 24 FRAME PER SECOND is the
quintessential Iimura film." Scott Macdonald

2 MINUTES 46 SECONDS 16 FRAMES(100 FEET)",1972, B&W, 9min.(Also other
3 films included in MODELS, Reel 1: TIMING1, 2, 3, 4, TIME LENGTH
1,2,3,4 , TIMED 1,2,3. 4 films, totally 43min. )
"By using simple systems of counting and measuring in film, Iimura
has drawn attention to the complexities of our time perception -
memory, rhythm, phase - and the interaction between coucious
conception of time, and the physical perception of its passing. " --
Malcolm Le Grice
"As the title suggests, Models defines the general concerns which
characterize Iimura's nonphotographic films. The most important of
these concerns is his exploration of the real space and time of film
experience. " -- Scott MacDonald

  1 TO 60 SECONDS (1973) 16mm, b&w, sound, 30-1/2 min.
"In 1 to 60 Seconds Iimura does an extraordinary thing: he abstracts
time from any concrete associations, seems to put it on the screen
and there you sit looking at (or for) it, experiencing it. The film
is all black leader except for the numbers 1 to 60 that appear
individually in sequence to indicate the amount of time in seconds
that each of them followed one second letter by a number or numbers
indicate the total amount of time that has thus far transpired. So at
each juncture you know beforehand how much time awaits you before the
next and how much is behind you, and then it's just you and the black
screen. " -- Paul Poggiali

  MA(Intervals) (1975/77) 16mm, color and b&w, sound, 22 min.
"MA, a Japanese concept of time/space as one is interpreted in the
sense of intervals in film in which only the segments of light and
darkness, and a white line and a black line all measured by 1,2,3
seconds are seen and perceived." (T.I.)

Above films are available from Filmmakers Coop, New York, and some
are also from Lux, London and Light Cone, Paris. T.I.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.