Stand ByYour Guns (2004)

Stand By your Guns glorifies the handgun and masquerades as a children's fun centre, using language from NRA literature encouraging viewers to amass, understand, and enjoy guns. Visitors can watch gun-TV, play games, visit Charlton Heston via webcam in his rest home (when available), colour pictures of guns, and print out their own slogans onto iron-on fabric for t-shirts. Recorded soundtracks such as laugh tracks, gunshots, and applause pepper the experience, and increase the macabre absurdity.

This was a 2004 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., for its Turbulence web site. This project was made possible by a grant from the Jerome Foundation.

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Stand By your Guns glorifies the handgun and masquerades as a children's fun centre, using language from NRA literature encouraging viewers to amass, understand, and enjoy guns. Visitors can watch gun-TV, play games, visit Charlton Heston via webcam in his rest home (when available), colour pictures of guns, and print out their own slogans onto iron-on fabric for t-shirts. Recorded soundtracks such as laugh tracks, gunshots, and applause pepper the experience, and increase the macabre absurdity.

This was a 2004 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., for its Turbulence web site. This project was made possible by a grant from the Jerome Foundation.

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