Kevin B. Chen
Amanda Eicher
Surrender (collage on floor), 2004
PSYOPS leaflet copies, New York Times, collage medium

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- Senator Kerry does a header and is in fine health
- A family waits and wonders
- Chetrooper
- Iraqi rebels, wearing top of the line body armor, defend Sadr City
- The UN receive testimony on aluminum tubing found in Iraq
- Elders applaud the inauguration of a new Japanese president
- An Aussie returns safely after surrender
- A compliant family lives happily through the war
- Dan Rather considers retirement
- A young Bush supporter embraces the President as security looks on
- A Sikh-American immigrant lends Bush a hand in matters of homeland security
- An American soldier in Iraq is not certain of receiving insurance benefits
- She wonders whether he will return
- JFK
- Woodrow Wilson
- Haitians evacuate
- A girl cries for her soldier
- The war lines FDR’s pockets while soldiers die
- Fidel
- In Sudan, a mother explains, it is difficult to obtain food for a family
- FDR and Churchill boyishly stride toward battle
- An Iraqi man flees a car bombing at a sewage plant
- Jiang Zemin introduces President Hu Jintao as the new military chief and leader of China
- Black soldiers deserve better than to die or suffer in the military
- A woman appears on the presidential ballot in Afghanistan
- A woman considers another lover while her soldier is away at war
- Mothers cry for their children
- Will there be peace on earth this winter
- Iraqis and Americans dream of peace in Iraq
- Gandhi
- A barber supports Kerry on Bush’s campaign trail
- A South African peace negotiator dies
- Bill Clinton recovers from a junk food lifestyle
- Harmony with US soldiers is possible
- Indonesians cheer as General Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono succeeds former president Megawati
- Children cheer as Bush addresses them
- Rich men court the women left behind by soldiers
- The ratio of marriageable women to men can reach 4:1 in times of war
- A Cambodian man competes in the Athens Paralympics after recovering from losing his legs to a land mine
- John Kerry
- Pundits discuss Bush’s National Guard career
- Airline workers struggle over accepting pay cuts
- Haitian women cross garbage and detritus after storms with belongings bundled on their heads
- An Israeli Olympian is not forgotten
- A former FBI agent working in the private sector testifies about information sharing
- While Eddie’s away, perhaps she’ll call Sam
- A young Kerry organizes a protest of veterans against the war
- George W. Bush poses with an airplane as a member of the National Guard
- Saddam is hiding
- Draft dodgers comfort your women at home
- Colin Powell supports the Iraqi war effort
- Are you ready to die
- Doughboys enjoy comfort in POW camps
- A family learns their father has died
- One love letter is all she has
- Child Kerry fan
- Haitian women remove their belongings to safety
- Actors oppose the war in Iraq
- While the Yanks are at home seducing their women, all Australian soldiers get is a chase in the bush
- Yasir Arafat
- A woman runs from a bombing of a sewage plant in Iraq
- A surrendered soldier is a happy soldier
- Nancy Reagan attends the opening of a library in her husband’s honor
- Soldiers protest
- A journalist who witnessed a Vietnamese soldier shooting his neighbor dies
- An Iraqi son comforts his mother who has lost another son
- A woman rescues her children from a car bombing in Iraq
- The allies are weakening as Churchill and Roosevelt drive further into war
- A Vietnamese man is shot by his neighbor
- Two students await the first day of school after terrorist attacks in the neighboring town of Beslan
- A mother cries
- A Vietnamese woman cries
- A family cries
- A nurse comforts a soldier
- Children visit with Bush
- Vietnam War protesters meet resistance of soldiers with guns
- A boy accompanies his wounded friend to a hospital in Palestine
- An Indonesian ex-president congratulates her successor
- A soldier dies in battle
- Che Guevara’s statue is visited by hundreds of tourists to Mexico
- A Vietnamese communist willingly surrenders
- An Iraqi soldier finds safety with the Americans
- A woman awaits her husband’s homecoming
- A senator considers war
- A smart GI receives good treatment after surrender
- A girl gets bored all alone at home
- Soldiers see their chance to surrender
- A happy family complies with the new government
- While soldiers die and are disfigured, their women take other lovers
- Rich men push poorer men into war
- An Iraqi man carries his wounded son to medical care
- Chechnyan girls play under protection of machine guns
- A boy thinks of his father who is away at war
- A Mexican woman waits longer than ever at US customs at San Francisco International Airport
- A soldier reconsiders the war
- Beautiful girls wait at home
- Comedy news is more popular than ever
- Iraqi warlords will lead their followers to death
- Japanese citizens cheer the new president
- Ngugi Wa Thiongo dies in Nigeria
- A poet appears on the presidential ballot in Afghanistan
- A boy dies in Najaf
- An immigrant succeeds in business
- Muqtada Al-Sadr is beloved by young Iraqis, who sell his posters
- A heckler is arrested at Tony Blair’s address to the Labor Party
- Kerry’s senatorial opponent loses the debate
- An auto dealer supports Kerry in the Midwest
- Bush supporters
- George W. Bush
- A smart GI surrenders
- A woman considers taking another lover while her soldier is at war
- FDR has little to offer soldiers but death
- Italian airline workers decide to accept pay cuts
- Sudanese youth prepare with machine guns for skirmish
- A wealthy family eats heartily at home
- Saddam Hussein testifies
- A Vietnamese woman cries
- Saddam promises only fear
- Saddam promises only more questions
- Death is coming
- UN members consider Iraq’s nuclear capabilities
- Iraqi citizens welcome peace as a victory
- Saddam brings death
- Comedians present the news
- Iraqi schoolgirls wade to school
- A beautiful girl celebrates the new year with the war financiers at home
- Soldiers in war head to their deaths
- The allied forces weaken as they advance
- Hans Blix’s forces leave Iraq
- Colin Powell discusses nuclear arms investigations in Iraq
- An Italian hostage returns home to her mother
- An Italian hostage returns home to her partner
- An Iraqi girl crosses detritus of battle
- A British hostage speaks on video before he is beheaded
- An Iraqi man looks after his brother in hospital
- Democratic Unionist leader Rev. Ian Paisley travels to Dublin to meet with
- Prime Minister Bertie Ahern
- John Edwards
- Warlords promise endless nightmare
- Iraqi family happy under American occupation
- FDR
- A Japanese woman watches the American presidential debate in a shop window TV
- A happy soldier returns home
- Prussian general
- American senators
- John Edwards
- Osama promises death
- Oil traders watch the barrel price reach US$50
- A smart soldier surrenders
- An Allied soldier is killed by a bullet in the stomach
- A black-eyed soldier chose not to surrender
- Sudanese children prepare for attack
- Kerry volunteers prepare campaign materials
- Host of ‘Reveille with Beverly’, WWII morning broadcast, dies
- Arabs threaten world safety
- Two soldiers enjoy POW camp
- The Po river valley is waiting for you
- A soldier dies in the forests of Germany
- A hostage is released in Iraq
- FDR plays while you fight
- They didn’t tell you about the parts that kill and maim you
- What does your future hold
- A dancer defected from Communist China has become a successful American finance specialist
- A gang member is deported for sentencing
- John Kerry is a complicated boss.
- An American soldier shields his face from the sun while he rests in an Iraqi home
- Is good-bye forever?
- Volunteers are registering hundreds of American voters
- Arnold Schwarzenegger works in his office
- An American soldier carries an Iraqi girl from an explosion at a sewage treatment plant
- A Cambodian girl remembers safe surrender strategy
- Even Vietnamese children can be dangerous
- George Bush comforts a Florida resident after a hurricane
- Iraqi citizens evacuate coffins from overfilled city morgues
- Afghan officials deliver thousands of new ballot boxes
- Condoleezza Rice defends the case for war
- Ali G discusses politics with Newt Gingrich
- An Iraqi citizen welcomes the occupying forces
- Resistance is death

Paper Bullets: A War of Words

October 6 - November 20, 2004
Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, CA

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