Blog Takeover – Melchior de Tinguy – Day 1


Hi everyone, my name is Melchior, I am happy to share a few posts for you this week.

Because today is a rainy day, I would like to share the work of Bas Jan Ader “I’m too sad to tell you“.

Bas Jan Ader was a dutch conceptual artist who lived in the United States for the last twelve years of his life and  was lost at sea in 1975, three weeks after he set off from the United States  in a small sailing boat, attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean and reach the United Kingdom. His deserted vessel was found off the coast of Ireland on 18 April 1976, offering few clues as to his fate.


still from I’m too sad to tell you, Bas Jan Ader © 1971, Mary Sue Ader-Andersen

The work “I’m too sad to tell you” is a video performance of three minutes  and thirty four seconds, where the artist is crying.




Pink Films


Pink film or ピンク映画 Pinku eiga or Pink Eiga is a broad cinematic term used to categorize a wide variety of Japanese films with adult content. This encompasses everything from dramas to action thrillers and exploitation films (a.k.a. pinky violence), and softcore pornographic (romance pornography or roman porno) features. The term is often mistakenly used to apply only to sex films. However, the so-called pink movie is part of an ongoing (and evolving) cycle of films rather than a specific genre.
Pinku eiga, along with the bloody and violent yakuza-eiga, or contemporary gangster film, both became wildly popular in the mid-1960s and dominated the Japanese domestic cinema through the mid-1980s. In the 1960s, the pink films were largely the product of small, independent studios. In the 1970s, some of Japan’s major studios, facing the loss of their theatrical audience, took over the pink film. With their access to higher production-values and talent, some of these films became critical and popular successes. Though the appearance of the AV (adult video) took away most of the pink film audience in the 1980s, films in this genre are still being produced.