The Red Flag Flies
CN 2002, 25:00 min
A video essay offering new perspectives on a contemporary China between communist slogans and market-driven society.
Is the utopia of a communist society in China still alive or just kept alive artificially?
In Zhou Hongxiang's video essay possible answers are interconnected, while presenting today's China as a nation torn between communist rhetoric and capitalist economy. Simultaneously, The Red Flag Flies critically reflects on the slogans of Maoism as well as on all kind of -isms in the world - albeit their economical, political or ideological origins.The Red Flag Flies tries to deconstruct and reconstruct the phenomenon of cinema by questioning current aesthetic experiences and cognitive perception, and tries to explore a new discourse on the power of images.
(There is also an installation version of this work).
The Red Flag Flies & Chinese Portrait by Zhou Hongxiang (DEAF07) from V2_ on Vimeo.