Event: Say Something Now, I’m Looking for Something to Say, Tokyo

The history of video in Japan begins with a 1968 event called Say Something Now, I’m Looking for Something to Say, organized in Tokyo by the critic Yoshiaki Tono with the artist Katsuhiro Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi, long interested in new media, covered his paintings in the early 1950s with lenses that turned them into refracted images that shifted as the viewer moved. He applies the same treatment to video monitors.