Copyright 2009

AND, AND, AND — Stammering: An Interview
2010 - present

Collaboration with Hương Ngô
Interview/Interrogation as Performance of Citizenship.

What defines the [multiplicity] is the AND, as something which has its place between the elements or between the sets. AND, AND, AND – stammering.
-Gilles Deleuze

In this project that includes performance, sound, photography, and sculpture, participants who have never had to naturalize into the United States rehearse the process of becoming a citizen through the performance of an interview. Those who have gone through a process of naturalization have the option to relinquish their citizenship. Within the span of a conversation-interview, participants help problematize the notion of allegiance and the structure of authority and power implicit in the state. Finally, this tutorial helps to underscore the ideal of responsibility to community and place, while also considering different forms of belonging through the concept of ‘nomadic citizenship.’

AND, AND, AND – Stammering: An Interview was first conceived as part of Radical Citizenship, a project organized by Mary Walling Blackburn in 2010. In Radical Citizenship, over 25 tutors, ranging from archaeologists to musicians, artists to ecologists, provide one-on-one tutorials with visitors to Governor's island, Angel Island, and the San Francisco-based organization Southern Exposure. Each tutor offers a separate deconstruction of citizenship, offering abstract and concrete examples and investigations of radical citizenship, an unregulated form of belonging.

AND, AND, AND — Stammering: An Interview has been revised since it was first performed, and was most recently commissioned as an installation at the MCA Chicago in 2020. The project has been performed / enacted at Southern Exposure in San Francisco (2010), Parson's The New School for Art & Design's Aronson Gallery in New York (2010), Hunter's Time Square Gallery in New York (2011), The Kitchen in New York (2014), and The Station Museum in Houston (2018), and The James Gallery (2022).

Installation at MCA Chicago 2020