Coco Fusco

 

A Room of One's Own: Women and Power in the New America

 2006-2008
A Room of One's Own: Women and Power in the New America (2006-2008)
Performance
A Room of One's Own: Women and Power in the New America (2006-2008)
Performance
A Room of One's Own: Women and Power in the New America (2006-2008)
Performance
A Room of One's Own: Women and Power in the New America (2006-2008)
Performance

About this Series / Project

Coco Fusco's A Room of One's Own: Women and Power in the New America 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.

According to British novelist Virginia Woolf, every woman has to have a room of her own in order to manifest her strengths. Fusco suggests that the contemporary American woman has found such a room in the military. In fact, Fusco suggests that the War on Terror offers an unprecedented opportunity for women, as the US provides the space and support women need to prove they are powerful forces in the struggle for democracy.

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