Seiburealism

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 1989 Number 7

Seiburealism
Victor Burgen, pages -

Abstract

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.

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Victor Burgen (1989) Seiburealism, New Formations, 1989(7), -

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