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JPEX: Japanese Experimental Film & Video, 1955 - Now: Contemporary Film, Video, And Animation, Part 1 and 2
various. Japan. 1995 - 2003.
- JPEX: Japanese Experimental Film & Video, 1955 - Now: Contemporary Film, Video, And Animation, Part 1 and 2
- Production Co:
- 1995 - 2003
- in-house, 2005
- 2 videodiscs of 2.   DVD - Region 1.   viewing copy.
Compilation.   81m.   color and b/w.
sound and silent.
- Japanese language with English subtitles as noted
- Experimental / Avant Garde, LGBT Interest, Sexuality
- In the fifth program of JPEX, devoted to contemporary film, video, and animation, a complex interaction between the historical trajectory of Japanese avant-garde traditions and the current global economy of multi-media exchange is explored. Ranging from the use of found footage to subversions of narrativity, from the revelation of hybrid sexualities to formal explorations of perception and space, these media-works question the dynamics of our visual-temporal experience. Notions of national identity are expanded to reveal hybrid and shifting national and cultural identities. Program notes and curation by Jonathan M. Hall and Michelle Puetz. DISC 1 includes: PEACH BABY OIL (Wada Junko, 1995, 16 min., English subtitles); TEXTISM (Hirabayashi Isamu, 2003, 11 min.); MATHEMATICA (Sawa Takashi, 2000, 8 min.); BLOOMING INK TALE (Onitsuka Kentaro, 2003, 10 min.) DISC 2 includes: DECADES PASSED (Aoki Tatsu, 2003, color, 26 min.); PLATE #23 (SONGS) (Ito Ryusuke, 2003, color, 4 min.); APOLLO (Nishikawa Tomonari, 2003, b/w, 4 min.); A FLICK FILM IN WHICH THERE APPEAR LIZ AND FRANKY, IS COMPOSED UNDER THE SCORE OF ARNULF RAINER BY P. KUBELKA ON NTSC (Sueoka Ichiro, 2000, color, 5 min.).