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Michael Haslam
From June 9th 1975 to June 30th 1975
Prime-Beef Time-Zone

"About a year ago, Haslam was forced to take up residence with a mother and a father and a twenty-seven inch Motorola Quasar II. Needless to say who dominated the house. Rather than arming himself with a beer Michael armed himself with a Praktica LLC and Bob Walker’s Carsen Professional tripod, and prepared to fight the monster on its own terms. Perhaps Joe Beef’s fascination with television stems from his first contact with the medium. When he first saw TV as a child he tried to talk to it. It answered him but not as he expected. Today, still a little perplexed, Joe Beef documents ‘the flywheel of society’ attempting to coordinate visual models and universal icons present on network prime-time television. Emphasis is placed on the rituals of professional sport and the ceremonialism of consumption – keys to understanding a complex aspect of our culture. Michael Haslam is a well-known Montreal artist. He is one of the founding members of the Insurrection Art Co., 1970."
- Internal document (Optica)