[343] Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV

Completion Date: 31 July 2020
Medium: Paint & ink on acid-free mount-board
Dimensions: 20 X 32 inches

Person, woman, man, camera, TV was a phrase spoken by U.S. president Donald Trump several times during a July 22, 2020 Fox News interview with Doctor Marc Siegel, a professor of medicine at New York University. The phrase was used by Trump to describe the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), a cognitive test used for detecting cognitive impairment, that he had taken at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in 2018.

“It was 30 to 35 questions. The first questions are very easy. The last questions are much more difficult, like a memory question. It’s, like, you’ll go: Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV. So they’ll say, ‘Could you repeat that?’ So I said, ‘Yeah. So it’s: Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.’ If you get it in order you get extra points. Okay, now he’s asking you other questions, other questions, and then, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes later they say, ‘Remember that first question, not the first, but the 10th question? Give us that again. Can you do that again?’ And you go: ‘Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.’ If you get it in order, you get extra points. They said nobody gets it in order. It’s actually not that easy, but for me it was easy.”

— Donald Trump, Fox News July 22, 2020 interview

All components are painted on acid-free mount-board, and then glued onto acid-free mount-board. Two coats of matte acrylic varnish are then applied.