After three decades in the United States – Detroit, San Francisco – I lived 18 years in Tokyo, and now, since 1998, Vienna.
2001-present: Seminar (Lehrauftrag) in Film Theory and History, Institute of Architectural Theory, Technical University, Vienna. (Seminar topics have included Science-Fiction Cinema, Horror Cinema, Hollywood in the 1950s, Pre- and Early Cinema, etc.)
Film Publications and Lectures
2016: article: “Time and the Image: The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes”, in online film journal, “Bright Lights Film Journal,” http://brightlightsfilm.com/time-image-piano-tuner-of-earthquakes-quay-brothers-experimental/#.Vr8ckeT2aUk
November 2015: Talk on “The Film Musical,” Univ. of Applied Arts, Vienna
April 2015: Talk on “Mizoguchi and Ozu”, Univ. of Applied Arts, Vienna
January 2015: Filmed introductions to 3 Science-Fiction films, films, Neues Kino, Basel, Switzerland
Fall, 2008: “Gun Crazy: Cinematic Amour Fou,” in “Film Criticism,” Allegheny College, PA [juried article]
Jan. 2008: “Genre and Identity in The American Friend, “Datutop,” Tampere University, Finland
Nov. 2006: “The Two Vincents and the Art of Work: Vincente Minnelli’s Pictures of Picture-Makers,” University of Applied Art, Vienna
July 2006: “Film Platform Flaktleitturm,” Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (curated film program)
Fall 2005: “Vincente Minnelli’s Dream of Tony Hunter’s Band Wagon’s ‘Girl Hunt’,”
“Film Criticism,” Allegheny College, PA [juried article]
May 2003: Introduction to The Band Wagon, Austrian Film Museum
Jan. 2003: “Nowhere to Run for the Nothing Man: On North by Northwest,” conference paper at “Becoming Art, Towards a Deleuzian Aesthetics,” Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
May 2002: “Film: Architecture Symposium,” Technical University, Vienna (participant)
2001: The Donald Richie Reader, Stonebridge Press, Berkeley; Editor
Works in progress: essays on Vertigo, 2001 A Space Odyssey.
2016: TOKIO WHIP, a novel, Stonebridge Press (Berkeley, California)
Excerpts from TOKIO WHIP (a novel-in-progress) in “Plan B Calendar”, 1987-1991, Tokyo, and in “Anthology 90/91,” Ikuta Press, Kobe.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE SHIRT, Jionji Press, Saitama, 1986. (A letter-press collection of aphorisms with illustrations by Richard Flavin).
“Misericordia,” short story in “Sub-Stance” No. 27, (“Current Trends in American Fiction”), 1980, University of Wisconsin.
Two poems, privately printed, Jionji Press, Saitama, 1998.
Poems in “Anthology 85/86,” 1986, and in “Anthology 83/84,” 1984, Ikuta Press, Kobe.
Poems in “St. Andrews’s review,” No. 26, 1983, St. Andrew’s College, North Carolina.
Poems in “Rejection,” No. 1, 1980, Oakland.
“Tokyo Bureau,” (irregular column of commentary), 1983-1985, in “Exquisite Corpse, Louisiana State University. (Republished in THE STIFFEST OF THE CORPSE, City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1989).
“Iro-Iro,” (irregular column of commentary), 1982-1983, in “Straits, Detroit
Miscellaneous book reviews for The Daily Yomiuri, The Japan Times, Winds, Déjà-vu, PHP and other newspapers and magazines, 1981-1998.
Co-translations of Japanese literary texts and art criticism in numerous catalogs and magazines.
Editorial work and copywriting for a variety of magazines and corporations, including Canon, NIRA, Issey Miyake, etc.
Books and monographs
“Muero Porque no Muero,” Introduction to LAMENTS: KUKEI/KINKEI, photographs by Nobuyoshi Araki, Shinchosha, Tokyo, 1991.
YOHKO HASHIMOTO: ONE MOMENT NOW, Enrico Navarra Press, Paris, and Art Life, Tokyo, 1991.
NOE AOKI/MICHIKO YANO, Art Random, Kyoto Shoin, 1990.
“Lee U-Fan: Painting, Knowing,” catalog essay in WITH WINDS, Tokyo Gallery, 1989.
More than 500 reviews of contemporary art have appeared in Japanese and international newspapers and magazines (Art Forum, Interview, etc.).
Editorial assistant for the photography magazine Deja-vu, 1991-1996.