2870_002_pub--imatge-maohope-march
2870_002_pub--imatge-maohope-march
Öyvind Fahlström
Mao-Hope March
Mao-Hope March
1966
Öyvind Fahlström recorded the video Mao-Hope March on 1 September 1966 in the streets of New York as part of the multimedia performance ‘Kisses Sweeter Than Wine’, presented in the autumn of that year in New York’s 69th Regiment Armory. In 1973, he decided to present this short film as an independent work. The recording includes a demonstration organised by the artist in which a group of men and women carried six placards with photographs of the actor Bob Hope, representing the American dream, and one with a picture of the communist leader Mao Tse Tung, incarnation of the demonised communist ideology. While the demonstration was taking place, a popular radio announcer recorded people’s comments and their answers to the question: ‘Are you happy?’
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original title
Mao-Hope March
year of acquisition
2007
type of object
Audiovisual recording
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
registration number
R.2870
date
1966
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
media
16 mm film b/w, sound, 4 min 50 s Director, producer and sound editor: Öyvind Fahlström Camera and montage: Alfons Schilling Interview: Bob Fass
Copyright
© Öyvind Fahlström, VEGAP, Barcelona
original title
Mao-Hope March
registration number
R.2870
date
1966
year of acquisition
2007
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
type of object
Audiovisual recording
media
16 mm film b/w, sound, 4 min 50 s Director, producer and sound editor: Öyvind Fahlström Camera and montage: Alfons Schilling Interview: Bob Fass
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Copyright
© Öyvind Fahlström, VEGAP, Barcelona
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