In Screen, Josh Gumiela uses an interactive video to reflect on the challenges immigrants have to face in pursuit of naturalization in the U.S. It contains 100 naturalization practice test questions provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on YouTube. The videos are loaded pseudo-randomly and streamed from YouTube in real-time, meaning that as US immigration policies and Q&As change, the work will fall apart over time as the videos become obsolete.
Josh Gumiela is a new media artist currently teaching Digital Media Arts at Hamline University. His work explores themes of time and displacement through generative sound, performance, installation, and kinetic sculpture. His recent exhibitions include Currents New Media Festival and ISEA International in Gwangju, Korea. View selected works.