Start Here. Finish Here.
curated by Steve Rowell & Christina Vassallo
May 20 - July 20, 2016
SPACES / Cleveland, OH

Start Here. Finish Here. is a collection of video works and documentaries that map complex political terrain and interrogate power, interspersed with political ads that present a time capsule of election cycles past. Representing both the voice of the people and the propaganda surrounding presidential candidates, this curated selection reflects the cynicism and hope that are equally abundant in the political process. Start Here. Finish Here. takes its title from the ominous-sounding tagline of the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee for the Republican National Convention. 

Participating artists: Jim Finn (St. Louis, MO), Nora Ligorano & Marshall Reese (New York, NY), Sheryl A. Oring (Greensboro, NC), Steve Rowell (Los Angeles, CA), and Daniel Tucker (Philadelphia, PA), in addition to actual attack ads and disinformation shorts shown in The Vault strictly for educational purposes.