In July of 2006 I attempted to end the US occupation of Iraq. President Reagan's exchange of arms for hostages led me to theorize that barter systems appeal to presidents. Eager to make a deal, I conducted a survey of my tradable assets. I discovered that I am a nobody, without hostages, tanks or means.
Accordingly, I mailed a short letter to President George W. Bush in which I offered to sleep with the president in exchange for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Despite the Iraq War's invisibility within the United States, my mission remains unaccomplished. President Bush and I, however, are undeterred by failure.
My Emergency Seduction of George W. Bush employs a strategy of persuasion. Instead of hassling the president I offer George advice. As a volunteer member of the president's cabinet, I have proposed many unique programs. The Iraq War Debt Payment Plan, for example, gives the president three options to pay for the war he has been enjoying on credit. Another timely measure is the Reconstituted Constitution. My revision of the agéd document streamlines the current, cumbersome, three-branch government into a convenient, lone branch of executive power. Other plans include flying buttresses for FEMA trailers, to reinforce the trailers against hostile weather and ensure year round gothic beauty and a moss border to protect the US against invasion. I have also updated the United States flag to reflect US foreign policy goals. The United States flag is one of the only flags in the world that changes as the nation increases in size. Accordingly, The Imperialist Fantasy Flag projects what the American Flag would look like if the 194 nations of the world joined the United States. The sun will never set on the imperialist fantasy.
Wonder Koch was born in 1974 and grew up in rural Missouri. She graduated from Webster University in St. Louis in 1999 and moved to Asheville, NC. In Asheville, Koch maintained a studio at Cyclone Studios and studied creative writing at the University of North Carolina. In 2005, Koch began graduate school at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. In January 2008, she took part in Re-Education, You Too Can Be Like Us, an exhibition in Berlin, Germany at the Hebbel Theater. As part of the exhibition, Koch installed a banner over the front entrance of Berlin's city hall, which proclaimed, Marshall Plan, Mission Accomplished. At the Hebbel, Koch performed Army of One, a short play based on the former US Army recruitment slogan. In Koch's literal translation of the Army of One slogan, she describes her lonely life as the sole defender of the United States. Koch currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.