About Testbild: Patterns of Power and Submission
Eddie L. Long
Digital masters for machine embroidery.
120 cm x 90 cm
In 2007, the lavish spendings of six Televangelists came under fire resulting in an examination of their finances. The investigation questioned if their luxurious lifestyles (e.g. mansions and private jets) were financed by their TV viewers’ donations to their respective ministries.
In the series Testbild*, Angela looks at gestures of power and environments of submission. When the influential combination of signals of power and symbols of religion (aka make believe) are sown on fertile grounds, reward is predestined. The only question remaining is who actually stands to benefit.
*English: test card or test pattern