blackbird online journal spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1


SARAH BEDNAREK  |  Ideologues & Dictators

Ideologues and Dictators: Lenin, Hitler, Ho Chi Minh, Khomeini, Mao, Marx, Mill, Stalin, Arafat, 12/2004, each approximately 6in x 3in x 1in, latex, false hair

In this piece I am examining my role in ideology. I am theatrically wearing fake beards, acting out the guise of public figures. Why do all these men have facial hair? Was it merely the fashion, or is it something deeper? How can a woman participate in this dialogue having no facial hair?

What is my responsibility in this dialogue?  


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