Political Video Art

An epic snapshot of our culture. Like watching TV on 9 different sets at once, each tuned to a different channel from the 1950s to the 70s through to the economic meltdown. The sound from the 9 TVs combine to make music.

1970s era clips show Jimmy Carter getting existential about economics and consumer capitalism, which connects to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, about a family of butchers in the 1970s whose brand of killing by hand has made them obsolete by machines. Chainsaw wielding Leatherface connects up with American Psycho in his shirt and tie uniform, with a haunting African boy from a Make Poverty History spot keeping time...

All sound (with the exception of drums) comes from the TV clips.


Carnival of Souls, Make Poverty History, Blue Velvet, Richard Wright, Isaac Hayes, Bugs Bunny, Isabella Rossellini, Candie Payne, LeAnn Rimes, Jimmy Carter, Mississippi Fred McDowell, American Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Sherlock Holmes, Dawn of the Dead, The Bad Plus, Albinoni's Adagio, Odetta

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