Toshio Matsumoto

After college, Toshio Matsumoto began working at Shin-Riken Film Company and created Ginrin (1955), a progressive commercial film, in collaboration with the members of Jikken Kōbō or Experimental Workshop, an artist' group consisting of composers and artists. Since then, he has produced numerous experimental documentaries in addition to developing and publishing his own film theories. In the 1960s he started making experimental films and video art, influencing many other artists. Among his works are For the Damaged Right Eye (1968), Space Projection Ako (1970) for the Textiles Pavilion in Japan Expo '70, and Mona Lisa (1973). He has also directed commercial films, including Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) and Dogura Magura (1988). His book Eizō no hakken: Avangyarudo to dokyumentari (Discovery of Image: Avant-garde Documentary) was published in 1963 and republished in 2005.   full biography

Titles

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1971, 8 min, color, sound
 
1968, 30 sec, b&w, silent
 
2010, 162 min, color and b&w, sound, DVD, Japanese with English subtitles
 
Computer Movie No. 2
1969, 8 min, b&w, sound
 
Image Modulator
1969, 45 sec, color, sound
 
Ooi and Environs
1977, 1:30 min, color, sound
 
Metastasis
1971, 8 min, color, sound
 
Oh! My Mother
1969, 14 min, color, sound
 
Camera, Monitor, Frame
1976, 17:15 min, b&w, sound
 
Hand No. 2
1976, 7:50 min, b&w, silent
 
Magnetic Scramble
1968, 30 sec, b&w, silent
 
Under A Bridge
1974, 13 min, b&w, sound
 
What a Woman Made
1973, 10:50 min, b&w, sound
 
Kick The World
1974, 15 min, b&w, sound
 
Eat
1972, 1:30 min, b&w, sound
 
Digest of Video Performance, 1978-1983
1978-1983, 15:35 min, color, sound
 
Lapse Communication
1972-1980, 16 min, color, sound
 
Image of Image-Seeing
1973, 11:20 min, b&w, sound
 
The Recognition Construction: Hyojyutsu (Against Application or Mimesis)
1975, 20 min, color, sound