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Partners & Collaborators

Collaborative Cataloging Japan operates in collaboration with many advisors, researchers, institutions, and supporters from the US and Japan. 





コンサルティング・キュレーター、アラカワ+ギンズ リバーシブル デスティニー財団;コ・ディレクター、PoNJA-GenKon

3 Dots Water & 1 Project 設立者、発行者

Ann Adachi-Tasch
Executive Director, Collaborative Cataloging Japan

Jay Levenson
Director, International Program, The Museum of Modern Art

Derek Tasch
Associate Partner, Foster and Partners 

Miwako Tezuka, PhD
Consulting Curator of Arakawa+Gins' Reversible Destiny Foundation, New York; Co-director, PoNJA-GenKon

Michèle Vicat
Founder/Publisher of 3 Dots Water & 1 Project


Ann Adachi-Tasch, Executive Director

Jennifer C Cornwell, Editor

advisory committee


ライブラリ・リソース&アクセス アドバイザー


Scholarly Research Advisors
Go Hirasawa
Researcher, Meiji Gakuin University
Reiko Tomii
Independent art historian; Co-founder, PoNJA-GenKon
Hirofumi Sakamoto
Associate Professor, Wakkanai Hokusei Gakuen University
Hiroko Tasaka
Curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Library Resources & Access Advisors
Victoria Lyon Bestor
Executive Director, North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC)
Kuniko Yamada McVey
Chair, NCC; Librarian for the Japanese Collection, Harvard-Yenching Library

Archiving and Preservation Advisors
Rebecca Cleman
Director of Distribution, Electronic Arts Intermix
Mona Jimenez
Associate Director, Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program of New York University (MIAP)
Dan Streible
Director, Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program of New York University (MIAP)
Lori Zippay
Executive Director, Electronic Arts Intermix

core research group

Ann Adachi-Tasch, Collaborative Cataloging Japan
Ann Adachi-Tasch is Executive Director of Collaborative Cataloging Japan, a not-for-profit that supports preservation and archiving of Japanese historical and experimental moving image works. Ann has worked at The Museum of Modern Art where she managed projects for the Museum's global research initiative titled Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP), and contributed to the launch of its digital platform, post ( In 2009, she organized a touring screening program and publication of Japanese experimental video and film, Vital Signals at Electronic Arts Intermix, a video art archive and distributor where she was the Distribution Coordinator. Ann has given presentations and written about the status of media archiving in Japan, at The Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Tate Modern (London); Keio University Art Center (Tokyo); and the Archives of American Art (Washington D.C.), among others. 

Go Hirasawa, Meiji Gakuin University (Tokyo)
Go Hirasawa is a researcher at Meiji-Gakuin University working on underground and experimental films and avant-garde art movements in 1960s and '70s Japan. His publications include Godard (Tokyo, 2002), Fassbinder (Tokyo, 2005), Cultural Theories: 1968 (Tokyo, 2010), Koji Wakamatsu: Cinéaste de la Révolte (Paris, 2010), and Masao Adachi: Le bus de la révolution passera bientot près de chez toi (Paris, 2012). He has organized more than fifty film exhibitions throughout the world, including Underground Film Archives (Tokyo, 2001), Nagisa Oshima (Seoul Art Cinema, 2010), Koji Wakamatsu and Masao Adachi (Cinematheque Française, 2010), Theatre Scorpio: Japanese Independent and Experimental Cinema of the 1960s (Close-Up: London, 2011), and Art Theater Guild and Japanese Underground Cinema, 1960–1986 (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012).

Julian Ross, International Film Festival Rotterdam / University of Westminster
Julian Ross is a Short Film Programmer at International Film Festival Rotterdam and Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Westminster. He holds a PhD from the University of Leeds researching Japanese expanded cinema. He has curated film programs at Eye Film Institute, British Film Institute and the Anthology Film Archives and he was an assistant curator for the touring program on the Art Theatre Guild of Japan. He has written for Sight and Sound, Film Comment, Bomb, Aesthetica Magazine and post (MoMA) and chapter contributions for Impure Cinema (I.B Tauris), Slow Cinema (Edinburgh University Press) and The Japanese Cinema Book (BFI).

Hirofumi Sakamoto, Wakkanai Hokusei Gakuen University (Wakkanai, Hokkaido)
Hirofumi Sakamoto is Associate Professor at Wakkanai Hokusei Gakuin, Hokkaido, Japan. In 2006, Mr. Sakamoto organized the exhibition A Retrospective Exhibition of Early Video Art, in which he presented works by seminal Japanese video artists. He has been working with filmmaker Toshio Matsumoto to organize and digitize Matsumoto’s archive material and moving image works. He is founder and director of Japan Postwar Moving Image Archive (PJMIA).  

Hiroko Tasaka, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Tokyo)
Hiroko Tasaka is Curator of Department of Moving Image at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and has co-curated Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions since 2009.   She worked for Processart Inc., managing the artist Fujiko Nakaya’s fog sculptures. She has also designed and produced projects related to the study of the intersection of art and science, the performances in the 1960’s and the 1970’s, as well as video arts. She has curated the following exhibitions: Spelling Dystopia(2012-13); Shiro Takatani Camera Lucida (2013-14), among other projects. 



institutional collaborators

Mori Art Museum
Meiji-Gakuin University
Nihon University College of Art
Postwar Japan Moving Image Archive
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (TOP)

United States:
Asia Art Archive in America
Lightbox Film Center
New York University, Grey Art Gallery
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
Shofuso Japanese House & Garden
Slought Foundation
The Museum of Modern Art, International Program, C-MAP program
Vox Populi Gallery


Japan Foundation New York
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Project Stream

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Preserving Diverse Cultures
Andy Warhol Foundation
Terumo Foundation for Life Sciences and Arts
The Philadelphia Cultural Fund