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Danielle Adair

Danielle Adair’s video installation and performance works have shown in exhibition and screening venues internationally – Manila, Cologne, London, New York, Berlin, Paris. She is the author of From JBAD: Lessons Learned (Les Figues Press) based...

From JBAD, Lessons Learned

Danielle Adair

Book #1, Cahier Series
Limited Edition
100 copies numbered and signed by the author
Hybrid Text, Notes | $20.00
Size: 6″ X 9″
Pages: 80
Binding: Spiral
Materials: paper, wire


In summer 2008, Les Figues Press acted as the media sponsor for Danielle Adair, helping her gain clearance as an embedded journalist with US Forces in Afghanistan. Before taking off for Jalalabad in November, she traveled to the University of Nebraska – Omaha to participate in an intensive course in Afghan culture designed for military contractors. There she also gained particular exposure to the military’s counterinsurgency doctrine; while in Jalalabad she looked at how the language of counterinsurgency is employed on base.

From JBAD, Lessons Learned, is Adair’s “field book“—an index guide to the language surrounding the concepts and realities of counterinsurgency. This spiral-bound notebook is a print component of Adair’s larger project, First Assignment, a multi-media presentation of her experience.