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  1. Tell Me What You Want to Hear, Liz Magic Laser, 2013, performance and three-channel video, 60 minutes, video stills, DIverseWorks, Houston, Texas.

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      Tell Me What You Want to Hear, Liz Magic Laser, 2013, performance and three-channel video, 60 minutes, video stills, DIverseWorks, Houston, Texas.

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      Tell Me What You Want to Hear, Liz Magic Laser, 2013, performance and three-channel video, installation view, DIverseWorks, Houston, Texas.

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      Tell Me What You Want to Hear, Liz Magic Laser, 2013, performance and three-channel video, production still, DIverseWorks, Houston, Texas.

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      Tell Me What You Want to Hear (Postcard), Liz Magic Laser, 2013.

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      Tell Me What You Want to Hear (Cast and Script), Liz Magic Laser, 2013, installation view, DIverseWorks, Houston, Texas.

  2. Utilizing the format of a political talk show, a dialogue is posed between political experts, television media, and the audience. A panel reflects upon their previous on-camera experiences, comparing times when they felt authentic to times when they felt manipulative. In a separate location, an invited audience watches and responds via live video while the separate feeds are edited together in a control room. Commissioned by DiverseWorks in collaboration with University of Houston's Jack J. Valenti School of Communications. 

    Credits:
    Featuring Political Cartoonist Nick Anderson, Communications Strategist Shannon Buggs, Politician and Reality Television Star Maurice Duhon, Journalism Student Lizette Garcia, News Anchor Linda Lorelle and Political Strategist Mustafa Tameez. Commissioned by DiverseWorks in collaboration with University of Houston's Jack J. Valenti School of Communications. Other collaborators include Executive Producers: Keith Houk and Randy Polk; Assistant Director: Sofia Pontén; Studio Producer: Vinson Valdez; Studio Director: Nael Diab;  Assistant Studio Director: Kevin Aquino; Technical Director: Stacie Kocurek; Graphics: Thuy Nguyen; Audio: Chuck Fix; Floor Manager: David Khansari; Hyperdeck: Marisol Munoz and Kara Reyes; Liaison: Vannessa Vargas; Camera: Ayrton Briceno, Isaiah Pena and Cameron Rabie; Crew at DiverseWorks: Mike Haimoto, Brianna Morrison, Arin Stephen, Saharah Pecot, David Vaughn; DiverseWorks Interns: Ashley Dehoyos, Shannon Gesch, Allison van Heugten, Melissa Martinez, Callie Meeks, Marcella Mendez and Sarah Welch. Special thanks to Rachel Cook, Elizabeth Dunbar, Jason Fuller, Jennifer Gardner, John Guess, Jr., Judy Nyquist and Sixto Wagan, Houston Media Source, Tom Richards, James Danner, Felipe Campos and Sue Lovell. Filmed on location at DiverseWorks and University of Houston.

  3. Related Material+
    Exploring The Camera-Ready, Houston Press, May 2013 Liz Magic Laser's 'Tell Me What You Want to Hear', thegreatgodpanisdead.com, April 2013 Laser turns her focus to DiverseWorks, Houston Chronicle, March 2013
    Tell Me What You Want To Hear Press Release


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