Scott Rummler "Theme: Politics and Tabloid Headlines and Shoes" - The Politics of Shoes

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a slo-mo excerpt which shows Scott Rummler's installation for The Politics of Shoes exhibit titled:
"Theme: Politics and Tabloid Headlines and Shoes"

xeroxed collage from newspapers and magazines

Stevenson's picture was taken showing a hole in his shoe, unusual since he was very sharp and well dressed. His team claimed it showed his common-guy pavement pounding approach. Those opposed to him may recall differently: that he lost the election because the photo made him look bad.

Howard Dean had to yell to be heard in a giant noisy room because the audio wasn't working. Journalists used a special mike to drown out the background noise making him sound like a yelling madman. Journalists acknowledged the piece was fake, but said Dean should have expected it, therefore he wasn't presidential, and replayed it endlessly.

Bloomberg is in favor of green projects. He doesn't quite fit in here with his fancy shoes. At a city pool opening he wore a white t-shirt and shorts to go swimming. Here he is in Bermuda shorts - he is criticized for going to his Bermuda mansion and being out of pocket on weekends. He is sometimes thought out of touch. His financial info company was used to create the derivative products that ruined the economy; he is the only top billionaire to get richer last year. He sent his former deputy mayor to be the new co. president and restructure the company as the housing bubble burst, so some think he knew what was going on. Used cosmetics kingpin pal to change city law allowing him to run for a third term, on grounds his expertise is key in handling the financial crisis. Owns giant news conglomerate.
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News & Politics
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Scott Rummler, installation, The Politics of Shoes, exhibit, tabloids, media, Howard Dean, Adlai Stevenson, Michael Bloomberg, collage, xeroxes, politics, public perception, truth, lies, the press, print media, newspapers, magazines

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