Video

Lexi - Con

Don Alexander

1999, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 679.01

Produced as an entry in the Ed Video Media Arts Centre's" Don't Bank On It" project.
A mockumentary of TV business and market reporting. The hype and style of TV business stations belies basic market information and is akin to sports and lifestyle reporting.  Numbers are everything and reporters rely on forecasting tools like chicken-entrails and numerology. Stories ignore social consequences of market action. In the programme notes of the project, Lexi-Con is described: "Switching channels, but they all seem to be connected to the same television network. Newscasters report in serious monotone on the stock market and their overly economic lingo makes it seem like a language all its own. The mock imagery makes reference to silliness of the business culture and the eeriness of it manufacturing the economy. The viewer is bombarded by the business control of TV stations."

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