the board room, 1987
courtesy of the file room

tables and chairs became the charged accoutrements and signs of a quintessential corporate entity: in this case, organized religion. fulfilling the convention were thirteen portrait photographs of television evangelists, like Jerry Falwell and Oral Roberts and spiritual leaders like Pope John II and Ayatollah Khomeini. tiny video monitors mounted in the thirteen portraits where the mouths of these leaders would be, delivered public messages of symbolic and commercial appeal from the walls of the private, privileged room.(this is an excerpt from judith russi kirshner's essay, courtesy of the file room)

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