The Fury of the Gods (2008)
  • Title: The Fury of the Gods
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:27:18
  • Language: English
  • Date: Oct 2008
  • Location: Performed at the The Charm City Kitty Club in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Susana Cook, performer.

The Fury of the Gods (2008)

‘The Fury of the Gods’ is an exercise in Pop Blasphemy, and an ecclesiastical experiment in Heathenism. It is a sharp biting satire that skewers the sacred and eviscerated evangelical fundamentalism suggesting that it may be the principal obstacle that stands in the way to intercultural understanding, creating a rhetoric of the state in order to justify segregation and oppression. Written and performed by Susana Cook, ‘The Fury of the Gods’ is a series of ecclesiastical interventions that mocks capitalist individualism with a humoristic self-criticism, playing with the idea that evangelical fundamentalism might have mistaken where ‘heaven’ can be found. Susana Cook uses religious oratory to highlight conservative interpretations of homosexuality and exaggerate them, taking them to their logical extremes. As conservative narrative appropriates religion to fulfill an agenda, Cook's work appropriates religious and political language as a means to unveil the ways that fundamentalist belief have come to influence public policy and unmask the real substance and immorality of these national messages.


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