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Ho Chi Minh Trail

Dong Jun

Release year: 2011

Run time: 90 mins

Film type: Documentary


As a whole, the Ho Chi Minh Trail project is a rehearsal that implies a call to thought and expression, an action from form, and a critique and self-criticism between the intellectual left, the artists and the curators. It is an attempt to suspend and dissect their roles, a reverse engineering of artistic production. In a capitalist culture industry that spares no effort, our aim is to rehearse rather than produce. Our act of 'rehearsal' is a way of travelling along the Ho Chi Minh trail. The film documents the journey of Zhang Songren, Liu Wei, Xu Zhen, Wang Jianwei, Zhang Hui, Lu Xing Hua, Wang Jiahao, Luge, Cao Shiming, Nguyễn Như Huy,Краевская Наталья ,Rich. streitmatter-tran ,Misouda Heuang Souk Khoun and a group of two dozen people "thought-word-body-action ", form a construction of 'implicit political space' that evokes and inserts space and history." The 'Long March Project - Ho Chi Minh Trail' is not the name of the exhibition, not the title of the project, not a lived experience, but the site! What is its purpose? It is about elements of research, educational forums, walking, theatre, knowledge bases.


Director biography

Dong Jun was born in Xi'an. In 2001, he founded the non-profit art space "Liuhe Art Commune"; in 2005, he graduated from Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in photography, and then stayed as a teacher. Engaged in image creation for many years, participated in many domestic and foreign art exhibitions and film festivals, and won the 2005 Pingyao International Photography Festival Young Photographer Award. His works have been collected by academic institutions such as the Long March Foundation of the United States and the International Art Research Center of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Documentary works include "SARS Ongoing", "Anthracite Shop", "Models", "Party", etc.