Additional Resources on the Art Theater Guild

Film series from the Japan Society Shinjuku Ecstasy: Independent Films from the Art Theater Guild of Japan Introductions from this series: Steve Ridgely on Throw Away Your Books, Let’s Go Into the Streets Jonathan M Hall on Funeral Parade of Roses Roland Domenig on Death by Hanging Michael Raine on Silence Has No Wings Mathieu […]

Heroic Purgatory (1970, Yoshishige Yoshida)

  Below is the full film, in 9 parts, with English subtitles. It’s unfortunate that it is only in 360p image quality. This film has only been released on DVD (as far as I know) in Japan and France and neither version of that film has English subtitles. [pl_video type=”youtube” id=”WojCseH_D_Q”]   [ba-image style=”glossy” url=””]

Silence Has No Wings (1966, Kuroki Kazuo)

The full film with subtitles is below. [pl_video type=”youtube” id=”bf4_H0iUGV8″]

Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (1971, Shuji Terayama)

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Additional Resources on Adachi and Wakamatsu

Here are some additional resources on the work of Adachi Masao and Koji Wakamatsu Film = Activism: The Revolutionary Underground Cinema of Masao Adachi Presented by Harvard Film Archive Fandor’s Obituary of Wakamatsu Koji Interview with Wakamatsu Koji by Caroline Maufroid and Fréderic Maffre Translated from french by Maximilian Mensdorff-Pouilly Dickon Neech […]

Additional Resources on Zero Jigen, Performance Art, Fluxus, Hi-Red Center and Film

Here are some additional resources on Zero Jigen, Fluxus, Hi-Reed Center, and performance art during this time period. FILMED RITUALS: ZERO JIGEN INCARNATES ON SCREEN by Julian Ross TAKAHIKO IMURA by Julian Ross FLUXUS NEXUS: FLUXUS IN NEW YORK AND JAPAN by Midori Yoshimoto INTERMEDIA/TRANSMEDIA by Shiomi Mieko EXHIBITING FLUXUS: MAPPING HI-RED CENTER […]

A.K.A. Serial Killer (1969, Adachi Masao )

Eros Plus Massacre (1969, Yoshishige Yoshida)

Below is the full film with English subtitles. [pl_video type=”youtube” id=”GWkCrTUhJjU”]

Nanami: Inferno of First Love (1968, Susumu Hani)

with English subtitles! [pl_video type=”youtube” id=”iTZYa5ryosQ”]

New Course on Oshima, Wakamatsu, Adachi, ATG, Landscape Theory and Modernity

It’s been a dream of mine to teach a course devoted solely to the work of Oshima Nagisa. I’ve taught his work in sections of my courses  for many years, particularly Man Who Left His Will on Film, In the Realm of the Senses, and Death by Hanging.  But I’ve also long admired the work […]