New! Zoe Crosher Video and Limited-Edition Prints
Los Angeles-based artist Zoe Crosher and Jan Tumlir spoke at Aperture this past winter following the appearance of Jan Tumlir’s article Femme Fatale: Zoe Crosher’s reconsidered archive of Michelle duBois in Aperture magazine issue 198. Their conversation 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. This talk can now be viewed online in its entirety.
In the below 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” and “different kinds of photographs” in her practice. Jan Tumlir tells Crosher that the project addresses the history of how art takes up photography saying that the project presents “This beautiful solution,” the photograph “does actually become art when it starts disintegrating.”
View the talk in full here:
A special limited-edition project is now available from Crosher titled The Vanishing of Michelle duBois. An edition of 15, each a unique image, as Crosher has slowed down and mapped out the stages of material disappearance. The image of the Naughty Nurse progressively transforms into a sea of mute whiteness; the information degrades and fades out, leaving only the traces of a fantasy history. Collectors can consider acquiring multiple prints to illustrate the series intent, or choose the individual image most appealing to them.