J Hoberman

Mission To Mongo (1978) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

First, I wanted to make a kind of reflexively impoverished Busky Berkeley extravaganza. Second I was interested in juxtaposing two cultural artifacts--which could be schematized as East/West, socialism/capitalism, propaganda/entertainment, as well as image/sound--and see how they reverberated. In other words, I wanted to make an essay out of things, as well as a communist musical. But the question arose--what was the ideology of such film play? Is MISSION TO MONGO aestheticized politics or political art? --J. H.

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