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A Fieldguide for Female Interrogators
July 18, 2013 11:40 PM   Subscribe


 
There's people that pay for this. If only they knew how to get it for free!
posted by ZaneJ. at 12:02 AM on July 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Even having read the description of the larger project, I'm not sure I get it.
posted by gingerest at 12:14 AM on July 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Its art ... a performance art.

Like an Onion parody taken to an extreme and removing all the humor out of it.
posted by TheLittlePrince at 12:25 AM on July 19, 2013


It is a satire; it satirizes existing interrogation techniques.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:26 AM on July 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hm. A satire far tamer and milder than the reality it satirizes. Is there even a word for that?
posted by George_Spiggott at 12:44 AM on July 19, 2013 [13 favorites]


McSweenys.
posted by Justinian at 1:16 AM on July 19, 2013 [24 favorites]


The first intro bit of the long project description tops off with a... Second Life example. I'm not going to say anything, I'm sure the blurb writer is a very nice person,
posted by Bwithh at 1:58 AM on July 19, 2013


I'm aware this wasn't the intent, but this ironically functions as minimimalising propaganda.
posted by jaduncan at 2:11 AM on July 19, 2013 [6 favorites]


Zero Dark Sexy?
posted by Renoroc at 5:12 AM on July 19, 2013


I looked at and read the excerpt and was perplexed. So, I read the full description of the project, and now I'm ... still perplexed.

This falls under the heading of Art I Do Not Understand.

Satire? I guess so, though I don't sense that edge. The message is made clear in the description, but the artwork itself doesn't convey to me "feminist statement on government and the use of torture." Instead I'm left wondering what the hell I'm looking at and what the point is.
posted by Annie Savoy at 5:14 AM on July 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


The titanic struggle of our millennium will be between the forces trying to turn our world into a Philip K. Dick novel and those trying to turn it into a J.G. Ballard novel.

Ballard wins this round.
posted by localroger at 5:24 AM on July 19, 2013 [7 favorites]


So is this just bad Homeland fanfic?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 5:52 AM on July 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


"Ballard wins this round."

Why couldn't Le Guin be an option :(
posted by idiopath at 10:59 AM on July 19, 2013


>Why couldn't Le Guin be an option :(

I'm pretty sure we live there already, if you hang out on any metafilter social inequality threads.
posted by Phalene at 11:21 AM on July 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Like an Onion parody taken to an extreme and removing all the humor out of it.
posted by palbo at 4:46 PM on July 19, 2013


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