Artist Projects

Edge of Twilight/Tales of Tomorrow

Connie Samaras

Both a video installation and series of photographs, Edge of Twilight will be shot at a lesbian RV retirement community located in the U.S. southwestern desert. Structurally borrowing from the genres of sci-fi time-travel and tourism literature, the video will be scripted to include elements of oral history, contemporary apocalyptic youth literature, lesbian feminist and radical economy manifestos from the 1970s, and the utopic propositions of western expansion as well as other cultural and historical sources. Edge of Twilight will be exhibited in Connie Samaras: Tales of Tomorrow at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (February 2013). This show will survey Samaras’ projects from the past fifteen years and is curated by the Center’s Director of Exhibitions, Irene Tsatsos.