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Specially Processed American Me: SPAM, War, and Cuisine Workshop

June 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Specially Processed American Me: SPAM, War, and Cuisine Workshop
Saturday June 29th
1 – 3pm
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This event is part of the Exhibition Wicket Leeks, in the Flux Gallery from June 22nd to July 13th

Over a communal meal, artist and playwright Jaime Sunwoo will discuss the history of SPAM, the canned meat, in the Asia-Pacific and its connection to war, class, imperialism, and nostalgia. You’ll also learn about her writing and design process for her performance project, Specially Processed American Me, and why she uses SPAM as a metaphor for the Asian American experience. Feel free to bring a SPAM dish to share! Attendees are welcome to share their own SPAM-related stories and recipes.

To learn more about Specially Processed American Me, visit and follow @speciallyprocessed on Facebook and Instagram.

Jaime Sunwoo is a Korean American multidisciplinary artist from Brooklyn, New York. She combines video, audio, sculpture, and storytelling to create sensory performances in galleries, theaters, and public spaces. Her works are part playful, part tragic, and often examine food as a way to discuss identity, history, and death. She studied art at Yale University, and is an alum of the Laundromat Project for socially engaged art. Her site-specific projects include ‘The Creature’ at DUMBO Arts Festival, and interactive radio drama ‘Earshot’. She has collaborated with Whoop Dee Doo, and appeared on PBS’s Art21. Her public works were presented by STooPS Art Crawl and Art in Odd Places. She is currently working on ‘Specially Processed American Me’, a performance and community workshop series exploring the history of SPAM, the canned meat, in the Asia-Pacific and its place in the Asian American experience. ‘Specially Processed American Me’ has been presented by the FailSafe Festival, OYE! Avant Garde Festival at JACK, Asian American Arts Alliance, Gallery Madison Park, Open Source Gallery, New York University, the Charles B Wang Center at Stony Brook University, Brooklyn Arts Exchange Upstart Program, and Leviathan Lab at The Tank.


June 29, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Flux Factory
39-31 29th street
Long Island City, NY 1 United States
(347) 669-1406
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