The Western States Nervous Under the Beginning Change
The single-channel video The Western States Nervous Under the Beginning Change shows a young Asian man celebrating an invitation to migrate to the United States in exchange for investments, such as luxury real estate development in Manhattan. Known as the “golden ticket,” the E.B.-5 was created by the U.S. Congress in 1990 to stimulate the American economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. The video is emblazoned with the E.B.-5 slogan “For You. For America” and incorporates Willy Wonka’s “Golden Ticket” song.
The Western States Nervous Under the Beginning Change, 2018
Single-channel video, color, sound
Running Time: 2:52 minutes
Performer: Fumi Kukuchi
Sound designer: Tiffany Gibbs