There is a row of television screens on the wall. It’s Sunday morning. Each one shows a different mainstream television channel 1,2,3,4. 3 screens are working. The one on the far right is blank. I look up to see an advert for coffee with an erotic image of an exotic looking mixed race model with a halo of black curly hair. She is looking straight at me licking her lips and adoring her coffee evidently. On either side of her are two ugly by comparison, white middle aged, bald bespectacled politicians looking focussed and important.  Their words are  running along the bottom of their screens.  Three faces all in a row on their separate screens.  There is  something interesting about representation and power going on here……

Kate Mieczkowska