Why is it that every time there is news transmitted from/about Iran, the accompanying image is of a woman in a black chador. How did this traditional garment become the shorthand for a nation? Power of a Cliche is a performance lecture exploring the iconic staus of the Chador. Originally devised as part of an Exhibition of Chadornama in Bahrain, it is the 'WHY' of my chador series. The performance is approximately 30 minutes long and uses 220 slides from private and public archives.