|Hey Bud 1987 11
"From its initial visual and sonoric opposition between what also might be called public and private views of the female body, the tape alternated between repeated images of two of the women (Zando and Anstey, still dressed in their vintage gowns, as they enter a room, primp, and eventually kiss and embrace) and the televised footage of Dwyer committing the act of suicide....The tape combines in different ways the supposedly "public" act of Dwyer's suicide and the supposedly "private" seduction of two women in a room, all the while undoing any such easy opposition between private and public, subject and object of the look, or voyeurism and exhibitionism.
Judith Mayne, "Julie Zando's Primal Scenes and Lesbian Representation," Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Vol 15(1), pp.15-22
|Hey Bud has exhibited worldwide and is
in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY.
Bud Dwyer was a government official who called a press conference and shot himself in front of TV cameras. The very last words of the video, which play over an image of Anstey brushing her hair superimposed over Dwyer lifting the gun and putting it in his mouth, are, "Hey Bud. Bud. Don't."
Hey Bud was directed by Julie Zando. Josephine Anstey is one of the main performers in the piece .