Barbara Hammer (1939-2019)
T.V. Tart (1988)
T.V. Tart
Women’s Caucus for the Arts
Hilton Hotel, New York City
February 1989

“At the dinner celebrating Whitney Chadwick, I was asked to perform T.V. Tart. I built a candy-covered case for a video monitor and set it on the dessert table. After dinner, I tuned on the monitor to play the video, and served pastries to all. I dressed as a ‘tart’ with short skirt, bustier, net stockings, etc. The video critiques excessive sugar intake and the similarities of empty calories in sweets and TV programs.”

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