JPEX - Narrative Transgressions: Matsumoto Toshio, Roundtable Discussion

Saturday, November 6, 2004 - 7:00pm

A rare opportunity to see the most comprehensive survey of Japanese experimental cinema exhibited in North America in the last twenty years. JPEX documents the radical medium of postwar Japanese experimental film, video, and animation at its fiftieth anniversary. Five screenings, divided by theme, include the work of Ito Takashi, Tanaami Keiichi, Matsumoto Toshio and many others. To provide a public forum for the discussion of the political, aesthetic, and social interventions made by these visual works, the screenings will be followed by a roundtable discussion on Saturday, November 6th.

7:00pm Narrative Transgressions: Matsumoto Toshio
In 1955, Matsumoto Toshio’s now lost collaboration with avant-garde composer Takemitsu Toru, SILVER WHEELS, helped inaugurate post-war Japanese experimental film. Since then, Matsumoto has embodied the extraordinary adaptability of Japanese experimental video and film with a career that spans work in criticism, theater, documentary, and experimental and independent filmmaking. Program notes and curation by Jonathan M. Hall and Michelle Puetz.

Screening List
EXPANSION (1972, 14 min.)
FOR MY CRUSHED RIGHT EYE (1968, 13 min.)
FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (1969, 105 min, b&w)

9:30pm Roundtable Discussion
Akira Lippett (University of California, Irvine), Tatsu Aoki (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Taro Nettleton (University of Rochester), Tom Gunning (University of Chicago), Michael Raine (University of Chicago), and Helen Mirra (University of Chicago).
Moderated by Jonathan M. Hall & Michelle Puetz

Co-sponsored by the Image Forum Archive Tokyo, the Norman Wait Harris Memorial Fund, The University of Chicago Fine Arts Fund, the Committee on Cinema and Media Studies, the Experimental Film Club, and the University of California Irvine.