Home on the Range


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Home on the Range 2010
15 minute loop
B&W 1957 Durant TV Console
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In conjunction with Alison Pebworth's solo exhibition Other Possibilities, at the Michael Rosenthal Gallery, Home on the Range is inspired by the content, humor, and subversion of Alison's drawings of the American West through a compilation of video song covers of Brewster M. Higley's 1870's poem "Home on the Range."

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Home on the Range plays on a B&W 1957 Durant TV Console slowly losing its image hold. The TV is turned on upon request.
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These include: James Richards 1939 Florida State Prison recording cut to the expansion of the west and decimation of the Buffalo; Vernon Dalhart's original 1927 recording cut to faux Indian Sign Language; Gene Autry's 1943 recording cut to TV depictions of Cowboys & Indians in suburbia; and Neil Young's recording cut to TV speeches and coverage of A.I.M. during the 1970's.

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Play Video Part 1 on Youtube
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View Alison Pebworth's Other Possibilities show.