Home Land Security (2003) Home Land Security (2003) Photo/Foto: Circus Amok
  • Title: Home Land Security
  • Holdings: program, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:21:04
  • Language: English
  • Date: Sep 2003
  • Location: various parks, New York City
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Circus Amok Cast and Band
  • Credits: Circus Amok

Home Land Security (2003)

Circus Amok's show "Home * Land * Security," ponders the political agenda of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as a key government department linked to the "War on Terror." The performance discusses issues of selective profiling, surveillance, threats to citizenship, and other breaches of privacy in the public and private spheres of civil society, enacted by the government in the name of "patriotism" and "security." The troupe renders a satirical take on military euphemisms (by the Dame Divas of Military Deconstruction), as well as on the presidency of George W. Bush (through the sing-along Ballad of Georgio Bushwack), while advocating for civic, critical thinking. Collectively demanding a broader sense of security - food, shelter, health care, good art for all citizens - Circus Amok offers a joyful extravaganza of acrobatic artistry, satiric skill, and good old-fashioned circus fun. The video footage was filmed at Coney Island.

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PERMANENT URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/f7m0cg61

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