A program of five short films with the concept of Ma, a Japanese word for a space in between objects, and intervals of space/time as inseparable. Ma is a traditional concept present in Japanese aesthetics as well as in everyday life.

MA: SPACE/TIME IN THE GARDEN OF RYOAN-JI (1989, 16mm, Color, 16 minutes. Sound)

Produced for The Program for Art on Film (PAF), New York, with support from the Metropolitan Museum for Art, New York, & J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles. Music: Takehisa Kosugi, Text: Arata Isozaki Received the Architecture award of UNESCO International Festival of Film on Art,1992

THE MAKING OF “MA” IN RYOAN-JI (1989 ,Video, B/W & Color, 10 minutes. Sound)
MA: THE STONES HAVE MOVED (2004/2012, Video, B/W & Color, 10minutes. Music: Akiko Samukawa (2012)

Co-produced: Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA)

Part 1 (1977, 16mm, B&W & Color, 10minutes)
Part 3 (2012, 16mm, B&W & Color, 10 minutes)

Takahiko Iimura, a pioneer in Japanese experimental film and video since l960, working in New York and Tokyo, has had solo exhibitions of his works in museums that include the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum, New York, Anthology Film Archives, New York, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, the National Gallery Jeu de Paume, Paris, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

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