Yoko Ono

filmography

 

1966

fluxfilm no. 9: eyeblink
1 minute. Silent. B&W.

Camera: Peter Moore. Entry by George Maciunas: “High speed camera, 200fr./sec. view of one eyeblink.”


fluxfilm no. 14: one (match)
4:30 minutes. Silent. B&W

Camera: Peter Moore. Entry by George Maciunas: High speed camera 2000fr/sec. match striking fire.”


fluxfilm no. 16: four
5.30 minutes. Silent. B&W.

With Susanna Campbell, Philip Corner, Anthony Cox, Bici Hendricks, Geoffrey Hendricks, Kyoko Ono, Yoko Ono, Ben Patterson, Jeff Perkins, Susan Polang, Jerry Sablo, Carolee Schneemann, James Tenney, Pieter Vanderbiek, Verne Williams. Camera: Jeff Perkins, Anthony Cox. Entry by George Maciunas: “Sequences of buttock movement as various performers walked. Filmed at constant distance.”


film no. 4

"Bottoms"
80 minutes. Sound. B&W.

The second version of Film No. 4 by Yoko Ono.


1968

film no. 5 (smile)
51 minutes. Sound. Colour.

two virgins
With John Lennon.
19:30 minutes.

The faces of John Lennon and Yoko Ono superimposed over one another in slow motion so that they partially blend. At the end there's a longer sequence in which they embrace and kiss each other. The soundtrack is the album by the same name.

 

1969

rape
With John Lennon.
76:30 minutes. Sound. Colour.
Commissioned by Austrian television ORF

bed-in
With John Lennon.
61 minutes. Sound. Colour.

self-portrait
With John Lennon.
42 minutes.

the ballad of john and yoko
With John Lennon.

 

1970

apotheosis
With John Lennon.
18:30 minutes. Sound. Colour.

fly
25 minutes. Sound. Colour.

freedom
1 minute. Sound, Colour.
Soundtrack by John Lennon.

Yoko Ono stands wearing a purple bra in front of the camera, struggling to remove the bra.

up your legs forever
70 minutes. Sound. Colour.

 

1971

erection
With John Lennon.
18 minutes. Sound. Colour.
Music from Yoko Ono's album Fly.

the museum of modern art show
With John Lennon.
7 minutes. Sound. Colour.

imagine
With John Lennon.
60 minutes. Sound. Colour.

Music film with 13 pieces by John Lennon and Yoko Ono (from Lennon's Imagine, and Yoko Ono's Don't Count the Waves and Mrs. Lennon, as well as their Power to the People).

clock
With John Lennon.
60 minutes.

A study of a clock shot in the lobby of the St Regis Hotel in September 1971, with John Lennon rock music as soundtrack.

 

1972

ten for two: sisters o sisters
With John Lennon.
Four minutes.

Concert footage from John Sinclair Freedom Rally.

 

2000

a blueprint for the sunrise

 

music videos

1981
walking on thin ice

Six minutes.

1982
goodbye sadness

2:30 minutes.

1985
hell in paradise

3:57 minutes.

1995
new york woman

2:02 minutes.

 

See also

Onovideos

Fluxus films (1962-1970) online at UbuWeb

The AIU playlist of Yoko Ono related material links on YouTube

The official Yoko Ono channel on YouTube

 

Film no 4 aka "Bottoms" by Yoko Ono
Stills from Film No 4 (Bottoms) ©Yoko Ono

© Sari Gurney
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