WEAPONS OF MASS BANALIZATION (2002)


WEAPONS OF MASS BANALIZATION
(running time 2:46)


In this piece, I explore the role of the mass media in the dumbing down of complex issues for an increasingly gullible American Public. Join American TV "journalist" Asheligh Banfield on a recent trip to Baghdad as she gleefully reinforces the otherness of the enemy while preparing the American public for the inevitable. Asheligh shows us that the most powerful weapon of all is ignorance.

SCREENINGS:

Art in General/NY-January 2003
Breaking News-Judson Church/ NY-October 2003
MediaForum /Moscow International Film Festival-St. Petersburg/ Kalingrad, Russia-June 2003
Wilno-Nueva York (Visa Para)- Contemporary Arts Centre. Vilnius, Lithuania -September 2003
The Sonic Self-Chelsea Art Museum/ NY-March 2003