Jan Peacock

Pie y Cafe

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(1984, duration 5:50min)

With Pie y Cafe, Peacock takes possession of television advertising techniques, simple direct images, fast-clipped editing, voice-over commands, to expose the rhetorical method of American exploitation on Central America. Apple pie and coffee are emblem and symbol for economic and political imperialism. (vtape.org, Christina Ritchie)

Artists Call Against US Intervention in Central America was an international effort by artists to protest US interference (CIA and military support for the Death Squads) in the Salvadorean civil war. The protest was initiated in New York by Lucy Lippard i who reached out to artists to form organizing groups in dozens of cities. (https://nacla.org/article/artist-call-against-us-intervention)