PRINT February 2002

Diana Thater

If it feels like terrorists and the Saudis—the Middle East situation in general—are controlling America, maybe it’s because our role in the region is a mess of corporate and state entanglements over oil. A self-sufficient production and delivery system based on alternative energy sources is the only thing that can deliver us from our slavery to Saudi oil, and it might even allow us to see our presence in the Middle East for what it is. But, of course, the greatest barrier between us and energy independence is our own federal government. Some things to consider:

Diana Thater’s exhibition “Knots + Surfaces” is currently on view at the Dia Center, New York. Based in LA, she recently traveled to Mexico to film at the El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary.