"Yoko Ono : This Is Not Here" with Yoko Ono & John Lenno










A document of the Yoko Ono retrospective art exhibition with John Lennon as guest artist, "This is not here" held at Everson Museum, New York, 1971.

The film begins with Yoko's speech at the press conference that continues throughout the film as she talks about "radical art", a non-violent one, and advocates "total communication". Many important art objects and installations of Yoko's are seen as the camera goes along with Yoko and John through the installation. Allen Ginsberg and George Maciunas were two of the many other guest artists who participated in the exhibition.

At the end a "piano piece"by Yoko in which people including John and Yoko are just hitting continuously the surface of a closed piano, replying to John Cage's "silent" piano piece, is overwhelming. (T.I.)

Takahiko Iimura is not an ordinary artist. He is undoubtedly one of the first Japanese artists, along with Yoko Ono and Ryuichi Sakamoto gain substantial international reputation... An emotionally moving film documentary of Yoko Ono and John Lennon.
Carl Eugene Loeffler, Artcom, President, San Fransisco



1971, 18min. English and Japanese versions on the sound track, NTSC/Region ALL
Home use : US$150. (Institutional use US$400)
ISBN-13: 978-4-901181-26-6
ISBN-10: 4-901181-26-2