Andrés Centeno, a young factory worker, spends his nights working long night shifts, leaving him in a continuous state of drowsiness. Andrés has lost its way and forgotten his teenage dreams. Running into a piece of his own life story -stumbling with an encapsulated moment of time filled with illusions- he will realize that although he hasn't made the right choices, it's still not to late to make amends; accompanied by a new friendship that will encourage him to move forward.
In this live performance for Paper Tiger Television's public-access cable program in New York, Rosler deconstructs the messages in Vogue and its advertising. Rosler looks at the institutional slants of the magazine industry and the fashion industry's reliance on sweatshops.
This live show features the energetic analysis of television network news by Brian Winston. Winston looks at the news as a unique institution, governed by its own conventions and constraints.
How does the "cultured" gorilla, i.e. Koko, come to represent universal man? Author and cultural critic Donna Haraway untangles the web of meanings, tracing what gets to count as nature, for whom and when, and how much it costs to produce nature at a particular moment in history for a particular group of people.
Born to be Sold is Paper Tiger Television and Rosler's acerbic and witty interpretation of the notorious "Baby M" case, in which a natural — "surrogate" — mother and father of a baby fought each other for custody of the child. Rosler assumes various roles of the participants in the controversy, from the baby to the sperm, from the lawyer to the judge, as well as the two women in the case. Reconstructing the story from its trial by media and the court transcripts, Rosler views "surrogate" mother Mary Beth Whitehead's actions as an attempt to defy the identity assigned by her class and gender, and sees the verdict favoring the Sterns as an endorsement of the father's phallic right, his jurisprudential entitlement. Her analysis demonstrates how political, class and ideological systems are played out on the body of the woman.
Canada Reads is an annual "battle of the books" competition organized and broadcast by Canada's public broadcaster, the CBC. The program airs annually in two distinct editions, the English-language Canada Reads on CBC Radio One, and the French-language Le Combat des livres on Première Chaîne.
Uncle Bill Reads the Funnies was a local Sunday morning children's television show on KAKE-TV in Wichita, Kansas. The show was hosted by Bill Boyle, who would read the color comics section of the Sunday Hutchinson News. Alongside Bill was Woody, a wooden dummy who Uncle Bill would ventriloquist as they read the paper. Next to Woody was Zippy, a fuzzy mystery monster hand puppet who didn't speak, would duck under the kitchen table to bring up a variety of props, and engage in zany antics related to the strip that Uncle Bill and Woody were about to read or had just read. The show appeared to have been done in the KAKE-TV's "kitchen" studio setting. Boyle was a minister at various local churches of Christian Church. The characters would deliver a light-hearted moral lesson to the children after the reading of each funnies strip. Uncle Bill also did biblical out reach to the community churches by having a sit down with young children in front of a blank paper drawing board. He would begin to tell a biblical story and then ask a volunteer to draw five random lines on the board. He would then continue the story while completing the random lines into a scene from the story. He always finished by labeling the new picture with the chapter and verse used to create the image and give the final result to the child volunteer.