Test Tube 5 November 2011

Test Tube 03

General Idea, Canada 1979, video, 28:00 min

Produced  for television by De Appel, Amsterdam, while General Idea was in residence there. Each chapter of Test Tube is introduced by the three members of the Canadian artist group who sit at the “Colour Bar Lounge,” a cocktail bar in the mythical 1984 Miss General Idea Pavilion. Comprising a hybrid of popular TV formats such as soap opera, news magazine, and infomercial, the video explores the potential responses of the artist to the power of mass media and advertising.

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