The Red Flag Flies

THE RED FLAG FLIES (Hongqi Piao)

conception film / 70min/35min/25mins /2002

A MOVIE WITHOUT STORY;
AN INDEPENDENT MOVIE WITH SLOGAN AS ITS DIALOGUES;
A CONCEPT MOVIE WITH HUMAN BEING AS ITS SYMBOLS;
A MOVIE WITHOUT LEADING ROLES,NOR MINOR ROLES;
A MOVIE WITHOUT PROFESSIONAL ACTORS.

The Red Flag Flies

Movie of “The Red Flag Flies” is called a movie, for it is composed with basic elements of movie arts. On the other hand, it might not be a movie, for it contains more components of video arts. With its symbolized and metaphoric images, the movie tried to present a fanatical status of a generality era. The status itself is important, it is soul of the movie.

There is no difference between leading roles and minor roles in this movie, nor professional/unprofessional performance. The fanatical status is the leading role of the movie, not just several actors. It will be in vain to make judgement to those performers, as well as to find a perplexing story and narration system. There is no story, the movie is focusing on a certain culture phenomenon. The human beings in the movie are only symbols of the fanatical status.

The screen of a movie is an amplitude and profound space with frame. Audience communicate intimately with the beings in the frame. Their participancy and existence become an element of “The Red Flag Flies” (Hongqi Piao), their visual experiences and intrapersonal perceivings extend with the fanaticism in the movie, the audience are not hidden in darkness receiving’ spirit massage’. Therefore movie “The Red Flag Flies” is not describing a story, it is idealistic.

“The Red Flag Flies” (Hongqi Piao) tries to deconstruct and reconstruct noumenon of movie by questioning current aesthetic experience and cognitive circumscription, and tries to explore a new discourse power of images(movies).

With hundred years history, we are still conducting movies through same narrative methods and aesthetic structures. Though producing and manufacturing movies had become an industry, in fact, the perfect an industry, the perfect manufacturing and stylistic designing did not bring movie with new concepts and languages. Lt is just another story.

Does movie have another direction to continue?

The Red Flag Flies(Hongqi Piao) provides you with another reading method.

ZHOU Hongxiang

2002.5.shanghai