Buying In and Selling Out: Dealing with the Forms of Broadcast Television
3 programs; 7 videos.
"Can one take the techniques of TV news, soap opera, et cetera and adapt them for other purposes? These forms, which were developed as a way of delivering potential consumers to advertisers, carry within them selves a history of this development. And as artists invite this Trojan horse inside the (albeit crumbling) walls of Video Art, it is difficult to tell who is subverting whom."
ITEM 1987.068 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
The Touch (1986) – Ligorano/Reese
Meet the People (1986) – Shelly Silver
Sunstroke (1984) – John Gurrin
Leonard Henny - How Nations Televise Each other or Ronald Gone Dutch (1985) – Paper Tiger Television
Face Fear and Fascination (1984) – Tony Cokes
Passeggiate Romane (Walking through Rome) (1985) – Caterina Borelli
Reggie's World of Soul (1985) – Reginald Hudlin