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The Junicho Video-Renku Book premiered at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and has since been presented at &NOW 2015: Blast Radius, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, and The Wroclaw Media Art Biennale, 2015, Poland.


JUNICHO VIDEO-RENKU #5

excerpt from The Junicho Video-Renku Book

single channel video, [27 mins]


The Junicho Video-Renku Book is a series of 12 "twelve-tone" video-poems
(1:45 - 3 minutes each) based on a form of 17th century Japanese poetry called renku. Similar to an exquisite corpse, renku uses rule-based disjunctive linking techniques for the writing of verses that journey through the everyday. The experience of watching a video-renku is phantasmagoric. From a centipede trapped in a sink to a man singing karaoke to his pet love-birds, The Junicho Video-Renku Book creates a a richly layered collage of moving image, sound, and text that contemplates the ever-shifting boundaries between the “natural” world and the culturally constructed.


Link to the full Junicho Video-Renku Book.