(Genten) - YOKO ONO" (English version): This new DVD of Yoko Ono will be
released by art media K.Y. in Japan.
publication of the DVD has been postponed. Please see a letter from the publisher
The content of the English version
of the DVD
Yoko Ono: This is Not Here
16mm Film, 18min.)
A valuable document of Yoko Ono's exhibition "This
is not here" held at Everson Museum in NY, 1971. Yoko: "This is the
beginning of a quiet revolution." John: "I believe that this show brought
out a revolution in museum and art world.
Early Works Yoko Ono
photograph album mainly consisting of the works exhibited at the "This is
not here" exhibition, portraits of Yoko's early works, art pieces, and film/video.
extra film (2006)
A controversial film with John Lennon and Yoko Ono on
Pop and Avant-Garde, that has never been released before, will be featured with
the images of them.
The DVD package includes a brochure with a Yoko Ono
interview by Takahiko Iimura from 1971, one of her most radical statements involved.
to the manufacturer this DVD is region free.
About the release of DVD, YOKO ONO-Original,
it has been delayed because of technical reasons, and sorry to say this but I
must apologize that further delay is necessary despite all your support for the
publication. So please do not order the DVD untll further notice. Please be patient,
I am trying my best to publish the DVD. As my DVD line -up is expanding, please
refer to other titles as well.
About Takahiko Iimura
Iimura, video and film artist, is an old friend of Yoko's. Iimura wrote a
book "Yoko Ono - The artist and the works" and his Yoko Ono interview
(which is featured on this new DVD) is in this book. Yoko Ono has made a composition
for Iimura's movie "Love" in 1964.
Yoko Ono at her apartment in Shibuya one day in 1964. For my film she composed
a piece of music entitled 'Love'. She took a strong interest in my film, which
was nothing more than close-up scenes of "love-making". As a result
of her interest, she took the movie back to New York City and showed it to Jonas
Mekas whom I knew only by name. I can recall one unforgettable scene with
Yoko. She grabbed the microphone and stuck it out the window of her room on the
7th floor of the apartment so that she could record the sound of the wind. She
was recording the wind sound in a cool manner and it had nothing to do with what
was in the movie. The sound included an occasional horn blast (from the street).
I was completely surprised by her boldness. Moreover, when I watched the film
with this monotone sound later, I was surprised to discover that those noises
matched the film scenes very well in a strange but nice way. That was my first
movie experience with Yoko. Though Yoko was responsible only for the sound, I
was able to see her film sense in sound."
Takahiko Iimura "Yoko
Ono's Movies" in YOKO ONO "FUMIE" (Sogetsu foundation) 1990, pp
Takahiko Iimura, "Geijutsu to Higeijutsu no Aida" (Between
Art and Non-art, Sanichi Shobo, Tokyo) 1970, pp 184