Art & Design and Takahiko Iimura present: 'How To Make Time Visible In Film (without photography)

21 April 2010, London

Takahiko Iimura has been a pioneer Japanese artist of experimental film and video since 1960. Residing in both Tokyo and New York, Iimura has had numerous exhibitions in Japan, the US, and Europe. One of his early films, ONAN, was awarded Special Prize at the legendary Brussels International Experimental Festival. Recently, he has been working with computers, publishing multimedia CD-ROMs and DVDs of his films, videos, graphics, texts, as well as photographic works. Perhaps the most enigmatic figure in avant-garde cinema/video, Takahiko Iimura mediates Zen spirituality and technology with playful irony.

For this unique workshop to be held at, Iimura will be exploring how participants can make time visible in film, (without photography), using markers of different colors and sizes, long and fat needles, clear and black 16mm film. The workshop will include screenings of original Iimura prints sourced from the Lux, (to whom our thanks are due), including;
24 Frames Per Second 1975
One Frame Duration 1977
2 Min. 46 Sec. 16 Frames (100 Feet) 1972
Timed 1, 2, 3 1972
(Timing 1,2,3,4 1972)
(Timelength 1,2,3,4 1972)
1 To 60 Seconds 1973

This workshop coincides with two other Iimura events taking place in London, Observer/Observed - The Films of Takahiko Iimura + Circle and Square a screening, performance and Q/A with Iimura at Close Up on Tuesday 20th April - for more details please see:
and a film screening at Central St. Martin’s College of Art on Thursday 22nd April (


Entrance Cost: £30 for members, £45 for non-members, please note no previous experience in film making is required.

Wednesday 21st April, 7 - 10pm

First Floor, 316 – 318 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AG

Tel:020 7729 4494