In this clip Zoe Crosher and Jan Tumlir continue their conversation. Jan Tumlir says there is a sadness to the Unraveling of Michelle Dubois that relates to the medium of photography itself stating "There is something about the whole project that is allegorical about photography as art..." and the medium's "chameleon play to fit" expectations of what art is "when in fact in the end you wind up with this beautiful solution, it does actually become art when it starts disintegrating." Zoe Crosher takes questions from the audience. When asked if she is interested in themes of biography, she says that the work is not about chronology or documentary rather it is a consideration of "The complexity of the degradation of the film" and a process of unraveling.
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.