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james t. hong - zukunftsmusik
JAMES T. HONG
洪子健
RECENT WORKS
ZUKUNFTSMUSIK PRODUCTION
未 來 音 樂 電 影 製 作
w w w. z u k u n f t s m u s i k . c o m
Director, Camera,
Editor, Writer:
James T. Hong
Co-Director,
Camera, Editor,
Writer: Yin-Ju Chen
Years: 2004-2010
Production
formats: multiple
Synopsis:
Focusing on the history and victims of Japanese biological warfare, "Lessons of the Blood"
is a meditation on propaganda, historical revisionism, and the legacy of World War II in
China.
"Lessons" highlights how nationalism and the United States have influenced the SinoJapanese history conflict, and how governments, ideology, and propaganda affect the
reception and perception of "historical truth".
Languages:
English, multiple
Chinese dialects,
Japanese, and
Korean
Subtitles: English
Length: 106 min.
(director's cut) / 49
min. (TV cut)
SURVEILLANCE OF A CAMP IN SPRING
Director: James T. Hong and Yin-Ju Chen | Writer: James T. Hong and Yin-Ju Chen
Year of Production: 2009-2010 | Production format: HD
Language: English and others | Length: 6.5 minutes
Synopsis:
A personal and mediated survey of the natural habitat of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in
Poland.
FUEHRERBUNKER:
TOURISTEN, NEO-NAZIS, UND ANDERE
30 APRIL 2009
Director: James T. Hong and Yin-Ju Chen | Writer: James T. Hong and Yin-Ju Chen
Year of Production: 2009 | Production format: video | Language: German
Length: 6 minutes
Synopsis:
A video document of Hitler's final bunker in Berlin, Germany on the anniversary of his
suicide (30 April).
THIS SHALL BE A SIGN
Director, Camera, Editor, Writer: James T. Hong | Year of Production: 2007-2008
Production format: multiple | Length: 32 minutes
Synopsis:
An interpretation of the conflict over the reconstruction of a ramp in Jerusalem, of the
struggle for sovereignty over a holy site, and of the power of technology as the ubiquitous
medium of communication and information in the age of multinational capitalism and the
dominion of the English language.
A PORTRAIT OF
SINO-AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP
Director, Camera, Editor, Writer: James T. Hong | Year of Production: 2007
Production format: DVCPRO HD | Length: 4 minutes
Synopsis:
A PORTRAIT OF SINO-AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP
DIE ENTNAZIFIZIERUNG DES MH
(THE DENAZIFICATION OF MH)
Director: James T. Hong | Year of Production: 2006 | Production format: 16mm film
Camera: James T. Hong and Yin-Ju Chen | Music: Kammarheit, Zukunftsmusik
Language: German with English subtitles | Length: 18 minutes
Synopsis:
Die Entnazifizierung des MH (The Denazification of MH) is an experimental, philosophical
documentary which explores the denazification proceedings of world-renowned and
infamous German philosopher Martin Heidegger (1889-1976). Shot entirely in or near the
German Black Forest where Heidegger lived and worked, The Denazification of MH
portrays and interprets Heidegger's refusal to honestly confront and his reluctance to
publicly apologize for his active role in the Nazi party. By utilizing 50 year-old recordings of
Heidegger and a single quote from the Greek Pre-Socratic philosopher, Heraclitus, The
Denazification of MH depicts Heidegger's own philosophical interpretation of his Nazi
involvement and his belief in the power of interpretation (hermeneutics), the Western
philosophical tradition, and words.
731: TWO VERSIONS OF HELL
Director, Camera, Editor, Writer: James T. Hong | Year of Production: 2006-2007
Production format: DVCPRO HD | Language: English Length: 27.5 minutes
Synopsis:
731: Two Versions of Hell is both a documentary about Japan's World War Two biological
weapons facility, Unit 731, and a demonstration of the power of historical revisionism.
Director: James T. Hong | Writer: James T. Hong | Year of Production: 2006
Production format: video | Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Length: 7 minutes
Synopsis:
Friendship via miscegenation. It's already started.
SUPREMATIST KAPITAL
Directors: James T. Hong and Yin-Ju Chen | Year of Production: 2006
Production format: video, computer | Music: Laibach and Zukunftsmusik
Language: no dialogue | Length: 5 minutes
Synopsis:
A symbolic history of Kapital -- a symbolic history of the West.
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.
When 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.
THE FORM OF THE GOOD
Director, Camera: James T. Hong | Writer: James T. Hong, Plato
Year of Production: 2005-2006 | Production format: 16mm film | Language: English
Length: 4 minutes
Synopsis:
An interpretation of the war on terror through the lens of Plato's parable of the cave.
TAIPEI 101: A TRAVELOGUE OF SYMPTOMS
Director, Writer: James T. Hong | Year of Production: 2004
Production format: DVCAM | Language: English, Some Mandarin | Length: 23 minutes
Synopsis:
In TAIPEI 101: A TRAVELOGUE OF SYMPTOMS an Asian-American encounters the
semblant operations of Americanization on a pilgrimage to Taiwan. He discovers that
Taipei 101 -- currently the world's tallest building -- Taiwan's culture, and his own
consciousness are indelibly marked by globalization, America, capitalism, and the
transnational power of white men.
TOTAL MOBILIZATION
Director, Camera, Editor: James T. Hong and Yin-Ju Chen
Year of Production: 2004-2006 | Production format: 16mm film, DVCAM
Language: N/A | Length: 8 minutes
Synopsis:
Migration is fact; immigration is destiny.
The disappearance of White America could mean the end of the United States of America
as we have known it. The West could be reduced to Europe and few lightly populated
overseas European settler countries. Without America, the West becomes a miniscule and
declining part of the world's population on a small and inconsequential peninsula at the
extremity of the Eurasian land mass.
Director, Camera, Editor, Writer: James T. Hong | Year of Production: 1999-2000
Production format: 16mm film | Language: English | Length: 15 minutes
Synopsis:
Identity politics for everyone and no one.
CONDOR: A FILM FROM CALIFORNIA
Director, Camera, Editor, Writer: James T. Hong | Year of Production: 1998-1999
Production format: 16mm film | Language: English | Length: 7 minutes
Synopsis:
The condor within us.