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This is a daring if symbolic and oblique history of Kapital from a radical perspective. Playing time about 5 minutes.
It is inspired by Kasimir Malevich's minimalist artworks and the struggle for resources in a post-industrial age.
Its message is that technology is now the handmaiden of capitalist accumulation and is itself a form of capital both in the West and in contmporary China's culture and politics
Yin-Ju Chen and James T. Hong are an interdisciplinary art team, producing installations, performances, and film and video works. They have exhibited in the Pompidou Center in Paris and Riena Sofia Museum in Madrid and shown films in the San Francisco International Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival and International Documentary Festival, Amsterdam. They are best known for experimental documentaries that portray some of histories deepest ironies in a style that is highly watchable and often funny, despite the grave overtones of their larger message.
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