In this clip Zoe Crosher discusses her project The Unraveling of Michelle Dubois in the context of issues of appropriation and the consideration of the archive. During a slideshow of installation and detail shots of the work, Crosher describes her aesthetic saying "I was obsessed with staying away from the single image, I always am, it has to do with my entire practice." Installation plays a crucial role in the project and Crosher employed "a combination of loose prints, all different kinds of framing... breaking all the different rules there are about the ways things should be presented." The result for Crosher is a dynamic reconsideration of the construct of the archive.
This conversation between artist Zoe Crosher and Jan Tumlir took place on February 16th, 2010. The discussion situated Crosher's work in relation to its historical precedents in the art of Conceptualism, the Pictures Group, and identity politics, exploring self-invention and role-playing as told through personal photographs, and what comes of the great "archival theme" in the digital era.
Los Angeles–based artist Zoe Crosher and Jan Tumlir appeared in Aperture magazine, issue 198 which featured Jan Tumlir's article, "Femme Fatale: Zoe Crosher's reconsidered archive of Michelle duBois." Crosher and Tumlir have co-taught a class at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, on the impact of geography on local forms of artistic production.
Zoe Crosher is an artist living in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Vancouver, Rotterdam, Los Angeles and New York City. In addition to her exhibition practice, she has a monograph, Out the Window (LAX). Crosher recently served as visiting faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA as well as associate editor at the journal Afterall.
Jan Tumlir teaches at the Art Center College of Design and at the University of California, Los Angeles. His book, Desertshore, was published in 2009 by 2nd Cannons.
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