FailSafe Festival presents: Specially Processed American Me
by Jaime Sunwoo
Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6 pm
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 12 pm
The Producers Club
358 West 44th Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $15 General Admission (Ticket Link)
Specially Processed American Me is a multidisciplinary performance using SPAM, the canned meat, to connect memories of the artist's Korean-American upbringing and share her family’s accounts of the Korean War. It investigates SPAM's legacy in the military, its place in individual and collective memory, 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.