AKIKO HADA: VIDEOGRAPHY

JAMES BONK IN MATT BLACKFINGER

GB 1988, 12 min., colour, mono, Betacam SP & 1"
A video by Akiko Hada & The Japanese Toy Theatre of London (Kazuko Hohki, Andrew Brenner, David Toop)

Agent 0016 (played by a wind-up pear) is murdered by being painted matt black. Our hero 0017 James Bonk (a plastic Godzilla) is assigned on the case... A hilarious parody of the famous spy thriller.

A selection of press reviews


OHI HO BANG BANG: THE TWO

GB 1988, 4 min., colour, stereo, Super-8 & 1"
A video by Akiko Hada & Holger Hiller
Music: Karl Bonnie, Holger Hiller, Akiko Hada

A piece of audio-visual music, in which the images and the music were "composed" simultaneously. What you hear is what you see.


ART MODERNA CHA CHA CHA

GB 1989, 6 min., colour, mono, Betacam SP
Script: Andrew Brenner Music: Steve Beresford

A complete history of modern art in 5 minutes of Spanglish, including a lesson in forging Van Goghs from the late British forger, Tom Keating.


THE FALL OF A QUEEN, OR THE TASTE OF THE FRUIT TO COME

GB/D 1991, 20 min., colour, stereo, Betacam SP
Script: Wolfgang Müller
Music: Lester Square & Helen McCookerybook

A video opera with improvised singing accompanied by some unusual instruments. The loose narrative centres around the Queen, whose personal joys and emotions, and those of her subjects, are woven into a unique collage of sound and imagery.


THE LEAP (NO LEAP)

D 1992, 22 min., colour, mono, Hi-8, Super-8 & Hi-Band SP
(German Version "Der Sprung (oder: Kein Sprung)" : 30 min.)

Difficulties of dealing with my sexuality and coming to terms with being a grown up woman. The confusion, fear and desperation are shown here as my inability to jump into the deep water of the unknown.

DORIS MEETS DORIS

D 1993, 21 min., colour, mono, VHS, S-VHS & Hi-BandSP
With original footage by: Wieland Speck, Bo Karsten, V2, Elfe, Antje Schäfer, Bernhard Steudel & Gundula Schmitz, etc.

Historic footage of the concerts by the Berlin art & music group DIE TÖDLICHE DORIS, newly treated and compiled. The post production and subtle effects added to each segment enhance and compliment the character and mood of the piece.

More information about the video, inc. order information

WAS KOSTET DIE MEISE?

D/Island 1994, 3 Min., colour, mono, Betacam SP
A video by Akiko Hada & Wolfgang Müller
Script: Wolfgang Müller
Actresses: Kristbjörg Kjeld, Jóna Gudrún Jónsdóttir
Camera: Vídir Sigurdsson
Online: Hanna Klinger

A little "still life" set in downtown Reykjavík. In a specialist shop for eider down and bird preparations, a customer (played by Kristbjörg Kjeld, the Grande Dame of the Icelandic National Theatre) tries to buy a stuffed blue tit. The task, however, turns out to be impossible to carry out...

THE LAKE, THE CAGE, THE OFFICE

D 1991, 16 Min., 56 Sek., colour, stereo, U-Matic HB / Hi-8 / Super-8
Dir: Akiko Hada
Camera: Frank Kunkel, Christine Wiegand, Akiko Hada
Online: Akiko Hada, Christiane Wiegand
Production: Freunde guter Musik Berlin e.V.

A site-specific music performance video with the Berlin group The Thirteenth Tribe, filmed in and around the Lindentunnel in East Berlin, which was built in 1914-15 and had been unused since 1951. The video shows 4 difference moods and faces of the tunnel. Commissioned by the Intermedienschauplatz Lindentunnel.



VIDEO INSTALLATIONS & OTHER WORK

KANINCHEN HABEN KEINEN MUND
(Rabbits don't have a month)

D 1994, 2 Monitors, Video Collage Prints, Silkscreen
(A 1-Monitor version with a show-window installation was shown in the women's group show 16 Rippen (16 Ribs) at the Gay Museum, Berlin, 1997.

Press reviews and more images

DIPLEIDOSCOPE

D 1994, 5 Monitors
Production: Medienhaus für Kunst und Kultur, Hannover

WRAPPED BERLIN BEAR

Reykjavík 1995, art action
With Wolfgang Müller & Karola Schlegelmilch

On 17 June, 1995, Christo began his wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin. At the same time, 2,380km away from this event, 3 Berlin artists wrapped a bronze statue of Berlin Bear in the town centre of Reykjavík.

Photo documentations of the action (50K)

Reactions from the Icelandic/German press (51K)



Other Productions & Actitivies

Text about Akiko's tapes by Dr. Edith Decker-Philips

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