1981, 5:36 min, color, sound

In Ontogenesis, Tanaka interweaves electronically altered images of American patriotism &mdash the Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam, waving flags &mdash with footage of the Vietnam war, bombs dropping, and 1960s political figures (L.B.J. and J.F.K.) to chronicle the progress of American nationalism in the space/nuclear age.

Pinhole Camera Footage: Wayne Fielding. Soundtrack: Rick Meredith.

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1980-81, 26:26 min, b&w and color, sound