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30 Second Spot Reconsidered:

For a Bicentennial Without Colonies

11:00 | 1988

"Made at the time of the '88 presidential election,30 SECOND SPOT RECONSIDERED is a true story told by the artist about censorship and corporate style.

It is based on a true story about the adventures of the artist buying network time for a TV spot, -an ad for counter-bicentennial activities in l976, confronting the system of invisible, corporate censorship which runs broadcast television."

Boston Globe


It is often used in the current effort to protect freedom of speech from the self-appointed congressional censors, now making noise.






Selected Shows and Awards


New England Film/Video Festival

Boston, MA, (1990)

• Boston Critic's Choice Award •

Video Zone

Zone Art Center

Springfield, MA (1989)

• Grand Prize •

Daniel Wadsworth National Video Festival (1990)

• Second Prize •


Whitney Museum, NYC

Anti-Censorship Show, NYC

Median Operativ Festival

Berlin, GR

Berlin Film Festival

Berlin, GR

New American Makers

San Francisco, CA



New York University, NYC

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Australian Film Festival

Real Artways

Hartford & New Haven, CT

Majestic Theater

Boston, MA

Colgate University
Utica College
Hampshire College  
University of Glasgow
Bennington College
S.U.N.Y. Purchase
University of California, Berkeley
The Art Institute of London

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