words: the press conference room,
1991 courtesy of the file room

the power and tactics of the mass media, the slippage between journalism and advertising become apparent in works incorporating videotapes made from television...The lectern, bristling with microphones but no speaker, exemplifies this discontent while shrieking headlines of the tabloid newspapers spread on the floor like a carpet reveal a space where differences between news and sensationalism, politics and entertainment overlap.
(this is an excerpt from judith russi kirshner's essay, courtesy of the file room)

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