East is Red, The West is Bending, The

Martha Rosler

1977, 20:00 minutes, colour, english


A tongue in cheek demonstration of a newly marketed appliance, an electric wok. A white woman clothed in Mao jacket and Kung Fu shoes follows the instruction booklet's directions in the Art of Oriental cuisine. She dramatizes how capitalism fails to turn us into connoisseurs of foreign cuisine's, even though we assimilate certain consumer products and foods from other cultures.

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