I will be living in my small room inside of my even smaller town for an unanticipated extra year. I can't find new things here anymore, so I'm beginning to lose my mind. My daily motions blur together, every experience seeming muted and unconscious as I form suitable responses to questions and complete daily tasks. This work embodies all of the simple and quiet ways that this town has been crawling under my skin. This is my White Line Fever.
— Michelle Norris
It is estimated that by 2050, the world's squatter population will hit 3 billion—this series explores what life looks like in these informal, unplanned settlements that are growing across the world.
This inside-out, conceptual documentary project reveals Iran's "cinema city"—a fake battlefield film-set which allows for the production of war-related imagery. While the subject blurs the line between fiction and reality, the results are very real and merit deep consideration.
Dakar has become a huge, surreal "development" site in Senegal, forcing the question: Are the inhabitants being crushed and swept away by this complex transition or are they slowly taking possession of the new space?