A Suicide Bombing by Invitation Only

A Suicide Bombing by Invitation Only (2010 – 2011)

A SUICIDE BOMBING BY INVITATION ONLY is a satirically heartfelt exploration of the iconic fear of our moment, refracted through the lenses of celebrity, protest, advertising, the art market, and memorialization. In the tradition of Dr. Strangelove, BOMBING leverages humor to unearth the absurd and the terrifying in our collective paranoia.


  • The Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC) — April 2010
  • Hi-Lite Gallery (Los Angeles) — June 2011

  • Created by Early Morning Opera
  • Produced by Early Morning Opera and Miranda Wright (LA)
  • Conceived, Directed & Exploded by Lars Jan
  • Written by the Ensemble, Nathan Phillips (NYC), & WK (LA)
  • Composed by Xander Duell
  • Reported by Nathan Phillips (NYC) & WK (LA)
  • Live Video Software & Mixing by Pablo N. Molina (LA)
  • Live Video Camera by Andreas Burgess (NYC) & Nicholas Konow (LA)
  • Lights by Chris Kuhl (LA)
  • Photography by Jon Gomez & Lauren Ward (LA)
  • Environment by Kello & Jan (LA)
  • Stage Managed by Jenny Koblosky (LA)
  • Sound Tech, Electronics & Fabrication by Bryan Maier (LA)
  • Technical direction by Tom East & Lesley Fairman (LA)
  • Performed in LA by Stephen Borrello, Elizabeth Francis, Alexandra Fulton, Will Green, Nick
  • Konow, Alexandra Kustin, Jennifer Rouleau, Liam Springthorpe, Tatiana Williams & sign-
  • spinner Stan “the man”
  • Music performed in LA by Archie Carey, John Choi,
  • Xander Duell, Mona Tian & Isaac Takeuchi
Funding / Commissions:

  • Commissioned by The Whitney Museum of American Art