Recordings of an Immigrant is a multi-disciplinary project compiled from a collection of audio recorded memoirs, a book, video, limited edition prints and a future website. It is the result of a seven-year friendship between Vincent Goudreau and his property owner’s landscaper, Juan Aquino, who arrived to the US in the trunk of a car, delivered by coyotaje to a drop-house in Fullerton, CA.
After receiving amnesty through Reagan, Juan sees himself beginning to live his American dream. Unfortunately, he is living in south central Los Angeles in the mid eighties.
The following is an excerpt from Recordings of an Immigrant, Chapter 3, titled South Central.
Additional posted audio:
Sacrifice, from Chapter 2, titled Mexico:
Revenge, from Chapter 5, part 2, titled Family:
Read more about Vincent Goudreau’s project online at: