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Of the various kinds of representations that surround us, advertising is without a doubt the most ubiquitous. This screening explores the various ways in which film and video artists have responded to the parasite of TV advertising. The works range from psychedelic artists’ ads from the 70s for the Humanic shoe company in Austria, to a number of works constructed from material appropriated from advertising, as well as works which use the commercial context of television as a forum for a more oblique critique of consumerism.
Works to be screened include: excerpts from the Humanic Series and Monodramas by Stan Douglas, 60 Second Dissent and Book of Lies by Michael Hoolboom, Swallowed by Joanne Dykstra and A Message from Our Sponsor by Al Razutis.