Keiichi Tanaami Selected Filmworks

August 10, 2012

Curated and discussion moderated by Michelle Puetz

Corbett vs. Dempsey is excited to present a selection of rarely seen short films and animations by Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami, specially selected and introduced by film scholar Michelle Puetz. A complement to our current exhibition of his audacious late 1960s drawings, the Chicago debut on view in CvD’s West Wing, this screening offers a glimpse of Tanaami’s unique fusion of popular culture, commercial design and avant-garde aesthetics. Ranging from the frenetic, flickering chaos of recent collaborations with Japanese noise musicians to highly personal reflections on the firebombing of Tokyo during the second World War, Tanaami’s films move with an unparalleled electric intensity.

A Portrait Of Keiichi Tanaami (2003, 4m)
A Gaze In Summer 1942 (2002, 4m)
Yoshikei (1979, 12m)
10 Nights’ Dreams (2004, 6m)
Harmonic Gleam Vibration (2005, 11m)
Sweet Friday (1975, 3m)
Puzzle of Autumn (2003, 4m)