Daido Moriyama "Shinjuku 1973, 25pm"
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This exhibition will premiere "Shinjuku 1973, 25pm," a film work shot by Daido Moriyama in 1973. This film was originally shot in 1973 with an 8mm portable VTR, by the request of Shinjuku Ward for promotion of the city. However, the completed film was rejected by Shinjuku Ward because it was a sequence of unidentified images in which one cannot identify the country in which it was shot. Thus it was shelved for over 30 years.
The "Blurs / flows / rough images," which are characteristic of Moriyama's photography, are clearly apparrent: the screen sways as if in the wind, the night town a trace of light that comes and goes, the camera tracing a monochrome world which is situated somewhere between the border of figuration and abstraction.
On the occasion of screening the film, Taka Ishii Gallery will exhibit new photographic stills which Moriyama shot from the rediscovered film. The repetition inherent in this project serves as further evidence of Moriyama's continuing concern with the act of copying.
From 2006-07-25 To 2006-08-26
Photographer Daido Moriyama, a Tokyo legend, is currently showing at the Taka Ishii Gallery: a video that has been sitting on the shelves for over 30 years.