Date:
25 January 2016
Time: 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Northwick Park, Middlesex, HA1 3TP – View map

In conjunction with the film series ‘Throwing Shadows: Japanese Expanded Cinema in the Time of Pop’ at Tate Modern, London Gallery West and the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) are convening a symposium on Japanese expanded cinema at Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design on 25 January, 12–5pm.

The first academic event of this kind to engage with Japanese expanded cinema, the international symposium will bring together notable artists, curators and academics, and feature a keynote address by Yuriko Furuhata (McGill University). After a weekend of performances at Tate Modern, artists Rikuro Miyai, Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver and Jun’ichi Okuyama will join co-curators George Clark and Go Hirasawa (Meiji Gakuin University) for a series of panel discussions.

Incorporating CREAM SCREENS, the symposium will include a screening of works by the Tokyo-based [+] collective, many of which as UK premieres. It will be followed by a screening of recent works by Takashi Makino, and a private view of Cosmos at London Gallery West – his first international solo exhibition, featuring his 3-D film installation Space Noise and a selection of collage works not previously exhibited outside of Japan. The exhibition continues daily until 21 February, see London Gallery West for further details.
 

Speakers include

Shuzo Azuchi Gulliveris a former member of artist collective Play and present films and a performance at film series ‘Throwing Shadows: Japanese Expanded Cinema in the Time of Pop’ at Tate Modern.

George Clark is co-curator of the film series ‘Throwing Shadows: Japanese Expanded Cinema in the Time of Pop’ at Tate Modern.

Yuriko Furuhata is Associate Professor at McGill University and author of Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics (Duke University Press, 2013).

Go Hirasawa is a researcher at Meiji Gakuin University and a specialist on Japanese experimental and avant-garde art movements in 1960s–70s. He is co-curator of the film series ‘Throwing Shadows: Japanese Expanded Cinema in the Time of Pop’ at Tate Modern.

Takashi Makino is a Japanese artist and filmmaker. He first international solo exhibition opens January 2016 at London Gallery West, University of Westminster.

Rikuro Miyai is a Japanese artist and filmmaker, presenting a film and a performance at the film series ‘Throwing Shadows: Japanese Expanded Cinema in the Time of Pop’ at Tate Modern.

Jun’ichi Okuyama is a Japanese filmmaker, presenting films and performances at the film series ‘Throwing Shadows: Japanese Expanded Cinema in the Time of Pop’ at Tate Modern.

Julian Ross is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Westminster, and co-curator of the film series ‘Throwing Shadows: Japanese Expanded Cinema in the Time of Pop’ at Tate Modern

Jelena Stojkovic is an art historian, writer and curator based in London. She completed her PhD on 1930s Japanese Surrealism and Photography in 2013, University of Westminster.

Programme

2–1.15pm         CREAM Screens: [+] screening introduced by Takashi Makino
1.15–2pm         Lunch (not provided)
2–2.10pm         Introduction by Julian Ross    
2.10–3pm         Keynote by Yuriko Furuhata and response by Jelena Stojkovic
3–3.15pm         Break (refreshments provided)
3.15–4.15pm    Artists Rikuro Miyai and Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver, moderated by Go Hirasawa
4.15–5pm         Conversation: Artist Jun’ichi Okuyama and Curator George Clark
5–8pm              Private view: Cosmos, Takashi Makino at London Gallery West
6–7.30pm         CREAM Screens: Takashi Makino Screening (Introduction + Q&A with Takashi Makino)

Download the full programme (PDF)

Directions

The campus is a short walk from Northwick Park station, Metropolitan line. Pay parking available onsite.

Please note that the symposium will take place in adjoining theatre LT3 and not in London Gallery West itself.

Registration

The symposium is free and open to all, but places are limited and early booking encouraged.

Book your place now
 

 With thanks to Tate Modern and the Japan Foundation for their support.

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