AIUEONN Six Features
1994 | 00:14:02 | Japan | English / Japanese | Color | Mono | 4:3 | BetacamSP video
Collection: Single Titles
"Combining the comical with the absurd, I created six funny faces to animate the images of Japanese vowels while differentiating between 'image', 'letter', and 'voice'."
"iimura deconstructs our coherence as he shifts between the English roman alphabet and Japanese characters, interjects spoken Japanese, and manipulates the computer images of his features. The images often take on geometrical shapes, others recall the classical images from Japanese woodcuts of Samurai warrior grimace."
--Robert West, Curator, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
"A very simple but also striking statement about the arbitrariness of semiotic relations....and also a funny lesson in Japanese."
-- Fred Andersson, Leonardo Digital Review, MIT Press
Prizes + Awards
Rusting Ear Prize, WRO Sound Basis Visual Art Festival, Wroclaw, 1993
Best Five, Festival Mudial do MInuto, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1993
Director's Citation Honor, Athens Film/Video Festival, Ohio, 1994
Third Place Award, Short Attention Span Film/Video Festival, San Francisco, 1994
Finalists Award, New York Film Festival, 1995
Honorable Mention Award, Columbus International Film/Video Festival, Ohio, 1996
Grand Prize, Rough and Ruined International Film Festival, Vancouver, 1997
Exhibitions + Festivals
Digital Aesthetic 3, University of Central Lancashire, UK, 2012