Saturday, March 19, 2011

iimura at Microscope Gallery

A visit to Microscope Gallery to the opening of:
Takahiko IImura: Between the Frames
March 19 - April 11, 2011
Opening Reception Saturday March 19 6-9PM
w/ live 16mm projection performance of the ever-changing "Circle and a Square"


The performance consisted of a hole-punch, 16mm black leader spliced as a loop suspended from daylight spools on the ceiling, and 16mm film projector.  The projector was started and the screen remained empty.  As the black leader ran through the projector Taka would add punches to it, slowly building from the intermittent flash of light projected on the screen produced by the occasional punch-hole in the black leader, and then, with Taka adding more and more punch-holes to the film, the performance concluded with a constant, stroboscopic flashing of circles of light.  Filled with punch-holes, the film reached the point where it could no longer hold itself together as it ran through the projector.  The film broke and the performance ended.  As everyone snapped pictures, Taka held up the punched-out film in triumph!

Some photos of Taka performing "Circle and a Square."


1 comment:

  1. I would love to go to the microscope gallery. I didn't know they even had a microscope gallery.