Product Recall

Carey Young, 2007, Single channel video. 4 mins 27 secs, looped.


In the video Product Recall, we see Carey Young invited into a psychoanalyst's consulting room. She is asked to match from memory a series of advertising slogans with their corresponding brand. The slogans belong to global companies (many of which are active as art sponsors) that brand themselves around “imagination” or “inspiration.” It remains unclear whether the point of the exercise is for the artist to remember the slogans, or to forget them.