Serenade to CNN

Fred Bacher

1991, 27:00 minutes, colour, English


Produced in the United States during the Gulf War, this tape creates an alternative network from a number of sources: political activists, performance artists, historians and poets. These "foreign correspondents" invade CNN's broadcasts of the war with their own analyses of events. Through dramatic monologues, interviews, eulogies and political rants, the tape documents the emotional toll on individuals as it simultaneously forms a critique of satellite technology, logo culture and other aspects of The New World Order.

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Critical Writing

Fritz Bacher: Serenade to CNN
by Alan Bigelow. High Performance, Fall 1991, v. 14, no. 55.