Joined by the subject of experimental animation, the three Japanese artists/filmmakers overlapped with each other through serendipitous encounter, passion for animation, collaboration, and more recently, preservation initiatives. This program touches upon sections of intersecting histories that continues to the present, with showcasing the recent preservation efforts by Collaborative Cataloging Japan (of works by Ko Nakajima and Keiichi Tanaami) and its sister organization in Japan, Postwar Japan Moving Image Archive (of works by Nobuhiro Aihara).
Co-organizers CCJ and TOP are pleased to present this panel, which brings together representatives from distinguished institutions to discuss recent case studies of presenting and preserving complex media art installations.
CCJ is pleased to welcome two archivists from New York, John Klacsmann, Anthology Film Archive, and Peter Oleksik, The Museum of Modern Art, to conduct Collection Survey research and Professional Exchange program in Tokyo in February 2018.
Panel at Association of Moving Image Archivist's Conference: SKILL SHARE IN ASIA & AFRICA: CASE STUDIES IN CAMBODIA, PHILIPPINES, JAPAN, AND MALAWI
CCJ is pleased to partner with Lightbox Film Center to present two screening programs in association with its research thread, the Japanese Expanded Cinema Project. Program One presents CCJ's first Preservation Project of works by Rikuro Miyai, and will be a US premiere presentation of Shadow in 2-channel 16mm projection.
Collaborative Cataloging Japan is pleased to participate in a panel event on March 10 at New York University. There are two events on March 6th and 10th.
This workshop on March 4, 2017 at Harvard Film Archive addresses the immense shifts taking place in the way moving images from Japan are preserved and presented. It explores the consequences they have for film as an art and as an object of research.
Collaborative Cataloging Japan (CCJ) is pleased to collaborate with Vox Populi Gallery to present an artist talk by Japanese artist Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver. As part of CCJ’s Japanese Expanded Cinema research thread, recently launched with grant support from the Andy Warhol Foundation, Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver will introduce to an audience in Philadelphia, his conceptual and performative film explorations of the late-1960s.
As the first step in Collaborative Cataloging Japan’s engagement and research with Japanese expanded cinema, CCJ is pleased to invite filmmaker Masanori Oe and curator Go Hirasawa from Japan to present Mr. Oe’s films in the 1960s to audiences in Philadelphia. Incorporating experiments with the materiality of film and using multiple projections, Mr. Oe’s newsreel documentary works reveal the artistic and political directions and conditions under which artists and filmmakers made their work.
Organized in collaboration with Collaborative Cataloging Japan (CCJ)’s partner researcher, Go Hirasawa (Meiji Gakuin University), this screening event underscores recent preservation and digitization efforts by international institutions and individuals. This screening will feature a new digital transfer of Masao Adachi’s Female Student Guerrilla; curator and scholar Go Hirasawa will introduce the program.
To preserve film is to project it: A conversation about networked archiving and the preservation of Japanese experimental film
Collaborative Cataloging Japan is pleased collaborate with Slought Foundation in presenting "To preserve film is to project it," a conversation about networked archiving and the preservation of Japanese experimental film, on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm. The event will feature presentations by Alexander Zahlten and Go Hirasawa, and will begin with a series of screenings from 6:30-7pm of Motoharu Jonouchi's Gewaltpia Trailer (1969) and Adachi Masao's Galaxy (1967), as well as other digitized rare 8mm films.
日本映像学会東部支部 と米国非営利団体法人コラボラティブ・カタロギング・ジャパン（CCJ） が共催企画で提供する「日米のオルタナティブ・映像アーカイブの成り立ちと現在で方向性」は日本と米国における映像作品のオルタナティブ・アーカイブの歴史的背景の議論を踏まえ、現在日本で個人や小規模団体が草の根作業で行う事例やそのカタロギングのメソッドついて焦点をあてます。
In collaboration with Nihon University College of Art and Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences (JASIAS), CCJ is pleased to present a day-long workshop
We are very excited to embark on our first Collection Survey & Professional Exchange program in Tokyo this November. Partnering with archivists from the Moving Image Archiving & Preservation program at New York University, we are launching our collection survey research program and presenting two workshops.
Collaborative Cataloging Japan is pleased to present at Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, works by two pioneering female Japanese video artists. Mako Idemitsu and Shigeko Kubota share common grounds as artists who relocated to the U.S. in the 1960s—Idemitsu to California, and Kubota to New York. The 70-minute screening program is followed by discussions with Dr. Midori Yoshimoto, Associate Professor and Gallery Director at New Jersey City University.
Collaborative Cataloging Japan (CCJ) partners with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) to present a month-long exhibition of MA:Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoanji, by Takahiko Iimura from October 1-30, 2016. Please join us in the reception and artist talk on October 6, 2016. (*Please RSVP)
Selected by film scholar Go Hirasawa, International House Philadelphia and CCJ presents an evening of experimental films by three filmmakers associated with Nihon University in the 1960s.
CCJ at NYU SYMPOSIUM: COLLAPSING DISCIPLINES AND DISTANCE: EXPERIMENTS IN JAPANESE ARTS IN THE 1970S
CCJ is pleased to participate in the symposium at New York University, COLLAPSING DISCIPLINES AND DISTANCE: EXPERIMENTS IN JAPANESE ARTS IN THE 1970S. The program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979, on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and the Japan Society.
In conjunction with the touring exhibition at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979, Grey Art Gallery and Collaborative Cataloging Japan present experimental films by three filmmakers associated with the Nihon University in the 1960s. Curated by Go Hirasawa.
In conjunction with the touring exhibition at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979, Grey Art Gallery and Collaborative Cataloging Japan present Video and Before, a screening program featuring five Japanese pioneers of video art—Takahiko Iimura, Toshio Matsumoto, Ko Nakajima, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, and Fujiko Nakaya.
Archival Impulse: Collecting and Conserving the Moving Image in Asia
Asia Art Archive in America, Collaborative Cataloging Japan, and The Museum of Modern Art's Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) present three public panels and a closed-door workshop.
Organized in conjunction with the panel event, Archival Impulse: Collecting and Archiving Moving Image in Asia, on September 10th, the group of archivists, curators, and researchers from Asia will take field trips to nearby organizations that collect, preserve, and circulate moving image. The visits are hosted by US-based archivists, educators, and museum professionals.
International Workshop at Harvard University. Redefining Access: Japanese Materials, the Archive and Research in the New Media Ecology, organized by Alexander Zahlten with presentations by Go Hirasawa, Sen Uesaki, and Ann Adachi-Tasch.