I'm American (Happy 4th Edition)

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Joanna Tam


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AC Institute | 547 West 27 Street

I'm American (Happy 4th Edition) is an attempt to question the notion of nationalism and patriotism in relation to one’s psychological and emotional state through spoken language. On July 4th, 2013, using the fireworks as a backdrop, JOANNA TAM repeatedly said "I'm American" for the whole duration of the Independence Day fireworks celebration in Kingston, NY.

While performing her action, some people who were originally there to watch the fireworks started to interact with her. A young man shouted "You are not" at her multiple times. A woman came up to Tam, put a glow necklace around her neck and gave her a hug. Some people stood next to her and said "I'm American" with her in front of the camera.





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