Prime Time

  • Prime Time

  • Artist: Laurie McDonald
  • Year: 1981
  • Duration: 5:00
  • Country: United States
  • Prime Time is a video collage of violent imagery taken from American commercial network television. The work features rapid-fire editing techniques (i.e. for analog 3/4" video technology) often used by network producers to create a sense of action or tension, and violence from all genres of television programing -- cartoons, news broadcasts, commercials, made-for-TV movies -- is juxtaposed to create humorous effects and absurd situations.
    The work also functioned in gallery installations, in The Rhode Island School of Design (1977), and in the exhibition, "Off the Wall" at The San Antonio Museum of Art (1981).

  • Accession #: 1093b
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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