Hey Bud

Julie Zando

1987, 10:36 minutes, colour, English


Hey Bud revolves around the suicide of Bud Dwyer, a government official who killed himself before a television audience. I view the suicide as pornographic. The suicide, exposed to a wide television audience, becomes a kind of sex act that plays upon the tension created between exhibitionist and voyeur.
Weaving scenes of the suicide with intimate images of women, the tape explores the power of the exhibitionist, fatal once taken, with the traditional power that women seek through exhibitionism and exploitation, ultimately a power gain through the death of the self.

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Critical Writing

Self-lessness: Buffalo Gals
by Sandra Haar. Fuse, June 1990, v. 13, no. 5.
Buffalo Gals go 'round feminism
by Donna Lypchuk. Metropolis, Feb. 8, 1990.
Document & Dream
by Dan Walworth.
Local Artists stand out as east meets west in video olympics
by Elizabeth Licata. Gusto, Apr. 29, 1988.
Cornell Hails Buffalo's Media Art
by Richard Huntington. The Buffalo News, Oct. 9, 1988.