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Specially Processed American Me

  • The Tank 312 W 36th Street New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)


Leviathan Lab Presents
Specially Processed American Me
Written and Performed by Jaime Sunwoo
Music and Sound Composed by Matt Chilton

SPECIALLY PROCESSED AMERICAN ME by Jaime Sunwoo is a multidisciplinary performance using SPAM, the canned meat, to share memories of her Korean-American upbringing and her family's accounts of the Korean War. It investigates SPAM's legacy in the military, its significance in the Asia-Pacific, and its influence on Korean cuisine through a narrative collage of monologues, animation, soundscapes, sculpture, and cooking. Thrashing between absurd humor and sober tragedy, genuine affection and biting criticism, Specially Processed American Me is a thought-provoking exploration of one of America's most misunderstood foods. Learn more at | @speciallyprocessed

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