In this edited excerpt of Zoe Crosher in conversation With Jan Tumlir, Zoe Crosher introduces her body of work "The Unraveling of Michelle Dubois" which considers the "fiction of any sort of totality when it comes to photography" and the archive. Crosher describes the importance of installation in the work and her interest in "collapsing all the different kinds of mediums with all the different kinds of photographs" in her practice. Jan Tumlir discusses the art historical context of the project, relating its conceptual themes to"the status of photography."
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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