As part of the Japanese Expanded Cinema Research Thread, CCJ is conducting interviews, archival research, and collection survey in Japan from now until next winter. Our project's Head Researchers, Go Hirasawa and Julian Ross, along with our advisor Hiroko Tasaka are spending time with selected artists to go through archival material and conduct interviews in Japan. Their findings will be published as an essay on our website. Collection Survey & Professional Exchange program is planned to take place in February 2018 with American archivists visiting studio sites in Japan.
On a related note, Tokyo Museum of Photographic Arts (TOP) will be presenting Japanese Expanded Cinema Revisited from August 15 through October 15th. During this exhibition, artists we are studying, Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver, Mananori Oe, and Takahiko Iimura will be presenting their works as well as making physical appearances at talks.