New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 1989 Number 7

Victor Burgen pages -


Artist and writer Victor Burgin recalls a visit to the Seibu department store in Tokyo, touching on the disjointed and ephemeral nature of modern reading and viewing habits and discussing the Japanese concept of ‘tachiyomi’, which covers such activities as flicking through a discarded newspaper found on a train. He also considers some observations made by Andre Breton on cinema-viewing habits during the Second World War, in relation to a montage clip colleciton shown in the department store, and looks at representations of the war, and military and sexual violence, in Japanese comic books.

SORRY - you are not registered as being permitted online access to the full text of this article

You have the following options:

  1. If you are viewing this via an institution or academic library you can ask that your institution takes out a Subscription to this journal.
  2. If you already have a Personal Subscription please login below

    Forgotten your username / password? Click here to locate

  3. Purchase an annual Personal Subscription
    PRINT + DIGITAL personal subscription (£45 / year)
    DIGITAL personal subscription (£30 / year)
    A Personal Subscription provides immediate access not only to the single article you are seeking, but also to all past and future articles in this journal up to the expiry of your annual (calendar year) subscription.
  4. Purchase immediate access to this single article (UK£7.00) - Buy article Coming Soon

To cite this article
Victor Burgen (1989) Seiburealism, New Formations, 1989(7), -

Share this