War on Terror Waltz (series) (2009)

Often my work develops into a series. When the Iraq war began, the initial phase was referred to as a ‘shock and awe’ campaign. The first piece I made about the war was called George and Laura were all set to shock and awe (2006). As the war went on, I made a number of works in the series that referenced different phases or key events. When the war was extended into Afghanistan and became more protracted, I began to think more generally of the War on Terror. It seems the War on Terror might not be able to be won. It’s like a waltz or a dance between protagonists going round and round with no end in sight. Works like War on Terror Waltz (2009) are exploring that idea.

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