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This piece was performed at the Lumens Festival, Staten Island June 26th 2010.

Henry recruited volunteers from the audience by handing them various cliche patriotic slogans written on sheets of paper. ie: “America…land of the free, home of the brave”. etc.

The participants formed a circle around him as he lifted a watermelon above his head containing a theatrical explosive charge. He asked an audience member to light a fuse sticking out of the watermelon. The fuse burned slowly toward the watermelon to the sounds of the “Star Spangled Banner”.