Takahiko Iimura (b. 1937)
White Calligraphy (1967)
White Calligraphy (1967, 11min) is a film featuring calligraphy scratched directly on black film one character in every frame taken from the famous story of Kojiki, written in 8th Century. When projected, it is too fast to read, but seen as an abstract line animation film. It is an almost like autonomous writing of surrealist, lines rapidly explode like fireworks.