Zoe's Car

Ardele Lister

1986, 06:30 minutes, colour, English


Zoe's Car originated from ordering "50 farm animals for $2.98" from a newspaper for Zoe, a two-year-old. The order was put in her name and she subsequently received not only the animals but an endless supply of junk mail with fantastic offers and potential winnings of cars, cash, and jewels. She received notification that she had won a car which she is still waiting for. The tape is about the American dream--getting something for nothing.

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Critical Writing

Beyond ToonTown: What's On TV? Video Art for Younger Audiences
by Dara Meyers-Kingsley. The Independent, July 1991.
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by Jude Schwendenwien. High Performance, Summer 1990.
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Local Artists stand out as east meets west in video olympics
by Elizabeth Licata. Gusto, Apr. 29, 1988.
New Video Realities
by Glen Lewis. Cologne Art Fair Exhibition Catalogue 1986, 1986. Cologne: Cologne Art Fair, 1986.