• Performing the Institutionalization of "Bare Life", Coco Fusco
  • Operation Atropos
  • Bare Life Study #1
  • A Room of One’s Own
  • Commentary, Jill Lane
  • A Room of One's Own: Women and Power in the New America

    "Ladies and gentlemen, it was the great British writer Virginia Woolf who argued that every woman had to have a room of her own in order to manifest her strengths. At the onset of the new millennium, American women finally have what they need to demonstrate their prowess. The War on Terror offers an unprecedented opportunity to the women of this great country."

    A Room of One's Own is a performance-lecture about the expanding role of American women in the War on Terror. Fusco's persona is a female graduate of military intelligence school and a seasoned interrogator who briefs the audience on the rationales for using sexual innuendo as a tactic for extracting information from Islamic fundamentalists. The presentation stresses how a career in military intelligence represents great opportunities to emancipated women of the 21st century who have finally shed their victimhood and seek to follow in the footsteps of former Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, Major General Barbara Fast, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Allison Barber, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

    all photos © Paula Court
    Article: Commentary, Jill Lane
    Operation Atropos
    Bare Life Study #1
    (Brasil 2005)
    A Room of One’s Own
    (NYC 2005)