Whitewash (JP)

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  • Whitewash (JP)

  • Artist: Jan Peacock
  • Year: 1990
  • Duration: 14:00
  • Country: Canada
  • In WHITEWASH, two themes are fused together via a disordering and reordering of the conventions of TV news format and of domestically-sited TV commercials. In the character of a female news anchor, we are presented with a compendium of television behaviours and gestures which, at every turn, interfere with her own process of attempting to Òwrite the character of her inner self . WHITEWASH presents television as a world of appearances whose familiarity includes in us Òthe sleep of conformity , the semi-conscious state in which we absorb ideologies and where we hand over our stories Òto be told in the voice of another .

  • Accession #: 1781
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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