Saturday, April 2, 2011

Artists: The Very Reverend Deacon b. Peachy

In 1982 Liza Béar invited me and Ronald Morgan, to make a 28 minute TV program for the cable TV series, Communications Update. At that time, Morgan and I were fascinated and amused by late night televangelists. THE VERY REVEREND DEACON B. PEACHY’S 1/4 HOUR PLUS 13 MINUTES was born.

THE VERY REVEREND DEACON B. PEACHY series became a eight sermon satire which chronicled the Reverend’s efforts to establish an electronic pulpit on New York TV.

The PEACHY series was subsequently shown at MOMA, The Whitney, The American Museum of the Moving Image, international video festivals and written about in Artforum, The New York Times and The Soho News.

Milly Iatrou
Los Angeles
The Reverend's press release, circa 1983