On July 4th, 2013, using the fireworks as my backdrop, I repeatedly said "I'm American" for the whole duration of the Independence Day fireworks celebration in Kingston, NY (17 minutes and 20 seconds). While I was doing my action, some people who were originally there watching the fireworks started to interact with me. A young man shouted "You are not" at me multiple times. A woman came to me, put her glow necklace around my neck and gave me a hug. Some people came next to me and said "I'm American" with me in front of the camera.
This action/intervention/videoperformance is one of my ongoing attempts that examine and challenge the notions of ethnicity and nationality through spoken language.
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