Martha Rosler Reads Vogue, With Paper Tiger Television

Martha Rosler

1983 | 00:25:22 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

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Tags: Media Analysis

A live performance on a public-access cable program in New York deconstructing the messages in Vogue and its advertising. The work looks at the institutional slants of the magazine industry and the fashion industry’s reliance on sweatshops.

Paper Tiger Television, here in its infancy, was begun by filmmaker and activist Dee Dee Halleck to engage in media critique under the slogan “Smashing the Myths of the Information Industry". The foundational concept of cheap media as a strategy of engagement, shared by Rosler and Paper Tiger, is exemplified by this work, with its makeshift sets, no rehearsals, and matter-of-fact camerawork.

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