Yoko Ono: This is Not Here
- Takahiko Iimura |
- 1971 |
- 19 minutes |
- COLOR |
A document of the Yoko Ono retrospective art show with John Lennon as guest artist, "this is not here" held at Everson Museum, New York, 1971. The film begins with Yoko's speech at the press conference that continues throughout the film as she talks about "radical art", a non-violent one, anadavocates "total communication". Many important art objects and installations of Yoko's are seen as the camera goes along with Yoko and John through the installations. Allen Ginsberg and George Maciunas were among two of many guest artists who partipated in the exhibition. At the end a "piano piece" by Yoko in which people including John and Yoko are just hitting continuously the surgace of a closed piano is overwhelming.
"Takahiko Iimura is not an ordinary artist. He is undoubtedly one of the first Japanese artists, along with Yoko Ono and Ryuichi Sakamoto gain substantial international reputation... An emotionally moving film documentary of Yoko Ono and John Lennon."
- Carl Eugene Loeffler, Artcom, President, San Francisco
This is a Region Free DVD