Commissioned for the 40th Anniversary of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act. ‘Have you been affected by this issue?’ references the pop psychology of the nineties and noughties. The plethora of low brow, issue based ‘reality talk shows’ and ‘investigative documentary’ programming all offered some kind of catharsis through public bearing of ones’ soul. This is ‘Confessional Television’ for those who pray at the Church of the Satellite Dish. The ubiquitous epilogue ‘If you have been affected by any of the issues raised... there is a free Helpline number...’ offers limited succour and salv.
Description: A piece of white paper bears a statement - each word in red capitals on a separate line - which reads: have you been affected by this issue?