Readymade

Readymade

Downloadable Video - 2009
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Mao Zedong died in 1976, but his impersonators are alive and well. This film documents the lives of two people who resemble Mao and assume Mao roles. Peng Tian is a villager from Mao’s home province of Hunan, who walked into the Beijing Film Academy one day in full Mao dress to study film acting. Chen Yan is a housewife from Sichuan Province, whose mother realized she looked like Mao twenty years earlier, but it isn’t until the twenty-first century that Chen gives the role a try. "*READYMADE approaches black comedy, revealing the absurdity of how people from one era worship an idol from another.*" –***Ai Weiwei***
Publisher: Zhang Bingjian , 2009
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (78 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
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video file,MPEG-4,Flash

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