Program: GNP, Friday, October 20, 2006 7:30PM

Suprematist Kapital


Yin-Ju Chen & James T. Hong - 2006 Experimental Animation 5:00 min San Francisco/Taiwan

A Symbolic History of Kapital. Inspired by Kasimir Malevich's minimalist artworks and the struggles for resources in the age of peak oil, Suprematist Kapital was born of the want to create a visual artwork that could be displayed on many different-sized mediums regardless of resolution, e.g., theater screens, mobile devices, ipod's, etc. 

Where once technology as progress was an end in itself, it became the handmaiden of capitalist accumulation and war, and is now a form of capital itself in the age of peak oil.

Music by LAIBACH, “Kapital”, Recut : ZUKUNFTSMUSIK. 

Yin-Ju Chen and James T. Hong are an interdisciplinary art team which produces installations, performances, and film and video works.  As individual artists, they assist each other with specific projects. 

Yin-Ju Chen is a native Taiwanese. For the past two years, she has been regularly showing her experimental videos at the Other Cinema program at Artists’ Television Access in San Francisco.  Her works also include photo performances, installations, and drawings. She lives and works in San Francisco, California.  

James T. Hong, together with ZUKUNFTSMUSIK, has been producing films and videos for the past 8 years in San Francisco, California. Some of his works have shown in festivals in the United States, Europe, and Asia, but many of his works have not. He shoots a lot of film, but completes few, and he considers those he completes to be expressions of the failure of the American experiment.