Stephen Barber: FILM'S GHOSTS
1st 2019 244pp Diaphanes trade paperback. Illustrated. NEW.
Tatsumi Hijikata's Butoh and the transmutation of 1960s Japan. Based on original interviews with Hijikata’s collaborators as well as new research, Film’s Ghosts illuminates Hijikata’s world-renowned, spectral 'Dance of Utter Darkness', Butoh, and explores Hijikata's films directly against the backdrop of 1960s urban culture in Tokyo, with the rise of its screen-constellated mega-towers, its fierce protests and riot-police battles, its ascendant security-guard and surveillance industries, and its experimentations in art, sex and terrorism.