This personal film about the light and shadow of plants is successfully constructed using the subjective gaze of the narrator herself depicting her mother’s death. This work is important to an understanding of this artist, Idemitsu.
An abstract film shows the images of tree shadows or the sky in natural light with sharp contrasts. In this personal film, Idemitsu lived between Japan and USA, contains the subjective gaze and her narration of “self as speaker”.
One of a series of Idemitsu’s works which deal with housewives buried in everyday life. Idemitsu overlapped a 16 mm work that had Yoneyama Mamako pantomiming in her “Tango of a Hosewife” for the Commemoration of the International Women’s year, 1975. Behind Mamako pantomiming as a housewife, there are clouds, sunsets and bonfires.