"As Seen on TV" (1987)

"As Seen on TV," 1987
Collaboration with Bill Irwin
Film and videotape, color, sound, 25 minutes
Courtesy the Artist

"Why is there always irony in my work? It's just who I am. If I really let myself, if I don't have any really strict rules, the more I work on something the funnier it gets. It's kind of ironic humor, just kind of distanced. I find a lot of things funny...I have sometimes made a conscious attempt to try to see if I could do something really straight. And I can, but I don't feel likeI've gone as far as a I can with it. You know, I feel like I am there on a formal level, but somehow part of me is missing."

- Charles Atlas