Reality Street functions like a period room in a cultural history museum.  A waist- high glass barrier inhibits entry beyond a small viewing foyer.  The alleyway portion of the piece is constructed mainly of wood and Styrofoam.  A man’s voice comes from a small portable television.  The spoken text is an exact transcript of a recent, randomly-chosen, thirty-minute national news broadcast and its commercials – voiced as if it is the product of a single mind. 


Video documentation:



Reality Street, 1994, 2:39

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