Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Mini Film Festivals Continues

The Mini Film Festivals Continues

This Saturday May 8th
At 7:30 PM

Featured Curator: Rika Iezumi Hiro
The Box gallery is happy to present the second in a series of Mini Film Festivals, this Saturday starting at 7:30 pm.

The films for this Saturday's Mini Film Festival are selected and will by presented by critic and curator Rika Iezumi Hiro.

Rika Iezumi Hiro is a curator and Ph.D. student at University of Southern California will be presenting a collection of censored and self-censored Japanese videos and art projects from the 1960s onward. The program includes artists collective Video Earth's What Is Photography, a double-channel video documents a mock commercial photo shoot with a nude model; and visual and performance artist Tadasu Takamine's Mr. Kimura, a victim of the Morinaga Arsenic Milk Poisoning Incident for whom Takamine worked for 5 years as a volunteer-helper. Other selected pieces explore issues of (self-)censorship and its history in Japanese art.

With these Mini-Film Festivals the gallery will invite writers, curators and artists to curate a series of films. Accompanying the films will be an integrated discussion, in which the audience will be encouraged to express their thoughts and reactions to the films.

This Saturday
May 8th@ 7:30pm @
The Box gallery
977 Chung King Road.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Please go to our website for full Press Release

B/W video stills from
Nakajima Kō (b. 1941) and Video Earth (active since 1973)
What is Photography?/ Shashin to wa nanika?, 1976
Image courtesy of the artist

The Box gallery
977 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012