"The aesthetic of the film is the message, it has the quality of an experimental film, a conceptual film-an artwork in itself. Good balance of music/visuals/titles. If not as compelling for some viewers as for others, still rated as very effective. Makes one want to visit the actual garden and experience its spiritual energy."
(Art on Screen, edited by Nadine Covert, New York)
□ "MA: SPACE/TIME IN THE GARDEN OF RYOAN-JI"
1989, 16mm, Color, 16min. Sound
Produced: Program for Art on Film, New York, with support from Metropolitan Museum for Art, New York, & J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles
Music: Takehisa Kosugi, Text: Arata Isozaki
□ "THE MAKING OF <MA> IN RYOAN-JI"
1989, Video, B/W & Color, 10min., Sound
"MA: Space/Time in the Garden of Ryoan-Ji" was commissioned by the Program for Art on Film (PAF), a New York organization co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Getty Foundation, which produces and distributes films on art.
The film was completed as a joint work by Takahiko iimura and Arata Isozaki. The main credits are: directed by Takahiko iimura, text by Arata Isozaki, music by Takehisa Kosugi, and was produced in 16mm film (also a video version), 16min., color.