Being shot, at least in America, is as American as apple pie is a sampled audio mix of songs containing the lyrics “Bang, Bang.” All songs are played simultaneously with only these two words made audible. The title of the work nods to a quote by Chis Burden during an interview about his work “Shoot”; this interview discussed the violence of a single action. Similarly, this audio work investigates this type of violence. Differently, however, it attempts to pick apart violence of language through a single word “Bang” repeated and strung together as an onomatopoeic demonstration of a gun shot in rapid fire. Each track of the piece (each song imported) is intended to be played through a single speaker, each placed around the circumference of a room.

© Ebony Jansen