"AMERICA WORKS AGAIN" (2017)
As part of the "Your Satisfaction is our Future" collection Zaire created "America Works Again", echoing the research on the concept of labor within the structure of capitalism. By layering the "We Work Again" promotional video made by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) with clips in 1937 Harlem and audio clips from the movie "American Gangster" (2007), starring Denzel Washington portraying Harlem's Frank Lucas, she creates a conceptual essay juxtaposing socially rich visuals and audio. This essay aims to comment on how the consuming web of capitalism simultaneously entangles concepts of race, gender, sexuality, violence, power, labor, and police brutality. When words weren't sufficient, she turned to film.