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Too Much - Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver & Hideki Kimura

GULLIVER, Shuzo Azuchi & Hideki KIMURA.
First edition. 8vo. 304pp B&w illustrated throughout in colour illustrated wrappers. [N.p.]: Self published, 1970.
Near fine.

An incredible psychedelic artist book put together by Japanese artists Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver and Hideki Kimura as a novel form of announcement for a rock festival named 'TOO MUCH'. In 1969 Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver created an immersive moving-image event made by beaming images from 18 slide projectors across the Tokyo disco venue Killer Joe's. The result was the piece 'Cinematic Illumination' that transformed a frame-by-frame projection into a total environment intended to unify sound, lights and moving bodies in this underground venue. The piece was composed from nearly 1500 slides of found film footage and magazine imagery. TOO MUCH resembles this immersive installation work in a book form, being entirely composed of psychedelic collage and cut-ups. Iconic imagery of the era such as The Beatles, Warhol, JFK and Che Guevara vibrate through the pages alongside trippy text art. A scarce publication crammed with the energy of the times.

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