Regime genie - Page 2

Propaganda meets parody in The Juche Idea

Early arrivals will be greeted by the turntablings of DJ Onanism and partial screening of Situationist prankster René Viénet's 1977 Peking Duck Soup, or One More Effort, Chinamen, If You Want to Be Revolutionaries! This cheeky collage uses official imagery in service of an illustrated lecture enumerating all the lies, backstabbings, and massacres throughout Mao's "visionary" rule. Any regime without humor is bound to generate a lot of the unintentional kind, but Viénet can't help adding his own particular brand of aesthetic snark. Particularly felicitous are the uses of Serge Gainsbourg's "Je t'aime ... moi non plus" and the Singing Dogs' "Jingle Bells."


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