If they do not now accept our terms... (2006)
Paper, flourescent tube, found machinery.
(5 x 5 x 21 inches)
"If they do not now accept our terms, they may expect a rain of ruin from the air the likes of which has never been seen on this Earth."
This statement by President Truman sixteen hours after the bombing of Hiroshima rotates and shines forth as advertising from the front of the box, catching the viewer's eye. The box itself is a found object-- originally meant to advertise a company slogan. Now it advertises an overt threat. While the box and message are antiquated, it parallels ideas espoused by our current government about the war in Iraq. The machine tries to entice the viewer while simultaneously feeding them an aggressive message. Broadly, it is a critique of how mainstream media dresses its coverage to suit the goals of the American government.
With top cover removed.