Motherland, The

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"The Motherland" is approximately seven minutes long and juxtaposes archival footage of Augusto Pinochet with camp-like dramatizations by two actors, referred to in the credits as "Prophet" and "Motherland." In an almost empty house, a woman has visions of a Christlike figure. She gives birth to a duck. At the conclusion of the work, she removes carefully arranged fruit and vegetables from the body of the Prophet to expose his wounds. "The Motherland" presents religious and political images, calling attention to the violence inherent in both. of painting and drawing, street performers, and religious processions.<BR> <BR> The work broadcast as a segment of episode 404 (1988) of "New Television."