1. USCIS Civics Flash Cards

2. There will be many things that you won't understand

3. I thought she was just making conversation

4. Marcos Torres and the idealized U.S. citizen

5. The fragmentation of the body as a site of resistance

6. N-400 The application for naturalization

I thought she was just making conversation

Sound Interview

Entrevista sonora

This piece consists of five excerpts taken from a sound interview with Alma Jimenez – U.S. naturalized citizen originally from Mexico City. Alma is a visual artist who initially moved to the United States with a temporary visa. A few years after attaining U.S. residence and going to college in Western New York, she applied for naturalization and received her citizenship. For the interview, I asked her to give a simple chronological narration of her experience of the process of naturalization. I documented the conversation using only a hand microphone and a sound recorder.

 

Esta pieza consiste en cinco capítulos de una entrevista sonora con Alma Jimenez, ciudadana norteamericana naturalizada y ciudadana mexicana de nacimiento. Alma es una artista visual y se mudo a Búfalo, NY, con una visa temporal. Algunos años después de recibir su residencia permanente en los estados unidos y terminar sus estudios universitarios en Western New York, aplicó a la naturalización y recibió su ciudadanía. Para esta entrevista, le pedí que realizara una narración cronológica sobre su proceso de naturalización. Documenté la conversación utilizando un micrófono y una grabadora de sonido.