Takahiko Iimura

*1937, Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Iimura is one of the pioneers of Japanese cinema and video art. He directed his first experimental films in New York during the 1960s. His work explores a variey of subjects from ecology, erotic imagery, and social critique.

In the 1970s he began working with video. In the 1990s he discovered the domain of multimedia and created interactive art where the visitor can become an integral part of the installation. Today, his work is shown around the world.

Iimura Im not seen

I'm (not) seen / Japan / 2003 / 5' / 4:3

This video deals with the perception of seeing including the words as I see you, I am seen, and I am not seen. These words are superimposed over the pictures of a face, eyes, and a face in the frame. The video changes in quite rapid motion framewise with the occasional stills inserted.