Presidents and Elections
A Compilation of Work by The Video Data Bank
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
The commodification of the American presidency is examined and lampooned in Presidents and Elections, a compilation of work from the Video Data Bank collection. Interweaving humorous, disquieting, and surreal videos with actual presidential campaign ads, the program highlights the evolving role of television as the driving force of electoral politics. Using appropriated media footage, parodic performance, historical reenactment, and other tactics, the artists represented in this program subvert and disrupt the inanity/insanity of dominant political discourse with their own forms of media manipulation. (VDB)