MA: A Japanese Concept; MA:Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoan-Ji; MA (Intervals)
- Takahiko Iimura |
- 1975-1989 |
- 46 minutes |
- COLOR |
Ma appears to apply itself to an infinity of cases, figures, occurrences, it comes from an
elementary structural strategy that defines the ideogram's double emblem well enough,
a sun in the embrasure of a door.
- Daniel Charles (The author of "John Cage")
"Original, personal to integrate a philosophical agenda with a visual one"
- Nadine Covert ed. Art On Screen.
Four films related to the concept of Ma, a Japanese word for space in between, and intervals, is an indispensable factor of Japanese aesthetics. Starting from an experimental film of famous Zen Garden of Ryoan-ji, MA: SPACE/TIME IN THE GARDEN OF RYOAN-JI(1989),the second, a documentary of the making of the first, THE MAKING OF