Beginning his career as the youngest member of Japanese art collective Gutai, Imai’s slides, films and video works from the 1960s to the 1980s show him testing the limits of each medium through playful misuse and displacement. His installation Severed Film (1972), involving discarded 16mm film dumped on the floor and placed inside a slide projector, will be exhibited for the first time internationally at Gallery JOEY RAMONE.
At a time when most images are compressed onto digital screens, Imai’s hands-on relationship with the image apparatus presents a timely counterpoint to the age of swipe and scroll. Presented in collaboration with Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Art Court Gallery and BOZAR.Thu 26 Jan to Sat 4 Feb, 11:00-20:30, Gallery JOEY RAMONE, free admission. Also see the one-off screening of the compilation programme Imai Norio: Time Severed, Jointed and Stretched, which is on Sunday 29 January, 18:00, Gallery JOEY RAMONE, free admission. More info For all exhibitions, performances, video works and (interactive) installations, also see ​​IFFR.com/expo

Filmmaker
Imai Norio
Premiere
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Country
Japan
Year
1973
Medium
File
Length
570’
Language