Bread and Circus

The world is just one country itself.”
– Zigmund Bauman

“Bread and Circus,” was a term created by the Roman satirist and poet Decimus Junius Juvenalis (100 A.D.), who once said that what people really wanted was panem et circenses. That is, as long as people were fed and entertained, they would be kept distracted and diverted from participating in the activities of government, and they would be less of a problem for their leaders. These pieces are part of a larger installation, which was inspired by Juvenalis’ statement, which I think illustrates my assimilation into American culture.

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