4JAN09


the HOMELAND SECURITY Collection

RECENT
WORK


CAPITAL BLUES


DOLLHOUSE

OAK TREE SECURITY
OAK TREE

ICE CAMP SECURITY
ICE CAMP

FULL MOOM OVER IRAQ


PHOTO FROM INVITATION TO SHOW AND OPENING AT LIVING/LEARNING GALLERY, UNVERSITY OF VERMONT, OCTOBER 4TH, 2004

THE TRUTH IN BLACK AND WHITE - Gallery on the Green, Shelburne, Vermont [January 17th - February 28th]
STRANGE ADVENTURES/ArtLexis - LAB GALLERY - at 47th Street and Lexington, NYC
[Jan 6th - Jan 15th]
part of a show at the Novosibirsk State Art Museum [fall 2005] and interview in JALOUSE (Russia)

part of a show at the Yellowbird Gallery Newburg, NY with HARVEST SECUIRTY & FOURTH of JULY SECURITY
included in THE GUN SHOW at Studio Place Arts Barre, VT - January 16 - February 24, 2007
two prints in the ARTHOP - Burlington, VT - September 2007

Manufactured Dissent Art Collective

cancelled show in 2007

4 October 2007 Galerie Depardieu Nice, France

 

Thursday 19th February, 2009
Galerie Depardieu
DEAD & WOUNDED
(MOCKUP IN SKETCHUP &)

Nice, France


SOME BACKGROUND TO "THE HOMELAND SECURITY COLLECTION"

Activist artist/photographer/filmmaker/animator John Douglas (see article on Da Speech) is at it again! Isolationism, vulnerability, cold steel, human flesh, and latent violence seethe in “Homeland Security” -- no, it isn’t a film or video, it’s the latest provocative series of photographs from the veteran Charlotte multi-media creator. Sporting an M16 and nothing else, Douglas appears in this series of images as a literal “one-man army” -- duplicated photographically and armed to the teeth in a procession of tableaus that confront the power and impotence of firepower. Sans any associative figures but male replicas of himself, supplanting the male organ in almost every pose with M16s (or flags), “Home Security” offers a sardonic dissection of America’s current pre-emptive ‘go it alone’ military foreign policies and a delirious portrait of primal ‘citizen soldiers’ in native habitats (trailors, tracks, flag-draped coffins, and -- most chilling of all -- seated stoically around a TV set in the darkness, lit only by its cyclopean light). It’s brilliant, funny, unnerving, confrontational, disturbing stuff; you haven’t lived ‘til you’ve seen a small platoon of nude, armed, and dangerous Douglas clones poised for action. Seven Days offered a generous spread on “Homeland Security” in its June 30-July issue (pp. 24A-26A)
- Steve R. Bissette, GREEN MT. CINEMA - Vol.1

THE FOLLOWING IMAGES [PAGES 1-6] ARE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
serious security
SERIOUS SECURITY [undercover]


SERIOUS SECURITY
[undercover] ANIMATED

 

home security
HOMELAND SECURITY


HOMELAND SECURITY (animated)

 


 

trailer security
TRAILER SECURITY

 

boat security (dressed)
BOAT SECURITY (undercover)
 

THE USCG BOARDED ME THE DAY FOLLOWING THIS 'SHOOT' SO TO SPEAK

boat security
BOAT SECURITY

 

garden security
DAFFODIL SECURITY

 

woodshed security
WOODSHED SECURITY #1

 

woodshed security2
WOODSHED SECURITY #2

 

massacre security
MASSACRE SECURITY

 

peony security
PEONY SECURITY

 

peony security color
PEONY SECURITY (COLOR)

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