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Connie Samaras: After the American Century

Connie Samaras (Irvine, Studio Art) Faculty

After the American Century is a combination photography and video installation project shot in the U.A.E. cities of Dubai, Dubai Islands, and Jebel Ali. Drawing from science fiction/speculative fiction genre, conceptually this project unpacks the cultural narratives of global hyper capitalism and transitionaism through an aesthetic framing of the ever-shifting membrane between documentary and fiction, between real world and the imaginary.

(photo by Jennifer Terry)
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