The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois Volume 1

The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois Volume One

Photographs by Zoe Crosher

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8 x 10 inches 240 pages, 232 four Limited-Edition Artist Book with Print
Edition of 10 Archival Pigment Ink Print Your Very Own Michelle duBois (as Mae West, no.3) Image Size: 8 x 10 inches Paper Size: 8 x 10 inches Signed and numbered by the artist

The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois is a print-on-demand limited-edition artist book. It is the first in a four-volume set by the artist Zoe Crosher. These artist books are part of Aperture Ideas: Writers and Artists on Photography, a series devoted to the finest critical and creative minds exploring key concepts in photography, including new technologies of production and dissemination.

Identical in structure, each volume offers an alternate perspective on the archive of Michelle duBois, an enigmatic collection of images bequeathed to the artist by the subject and compiler. In each subsequent volume, Crosher configures a new set of identities and meanings for this ephemeral archive of photographic detritus through a selection of unique sets of images, reinterpretations of photos seen in previous volumes, as well as new texts.

Zoe Crosher's The Unraveling of Michelle duBois is a reconsidered archive culled from crates, boxes and albums consisting of endless flirtatious smiles, tourist shots, cheesecake mementos and suggestive poses in every film type and size. This limited-edition artist book includes a unique to the volume 8 x 10-inch signed and numbered print. The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois was featured in Aperture magazine, issue 198.

Zoe Crosher was born in 1975. In addition to her exhibition practice, she has a monograph, Out the Window (LAX), examining space and transience around the Los Angeles airport. Crosher served as Visiting Professor at UCLA and Art Center, as well as Associate Editor at the journal Afterall . She reeived her MFA from CalArts.  She was awarded the prestigious Art Here and Now Award by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Her work was included in the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, California, and she has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions through the United States.  Her work will be included in  MoMA's annual New Photography show in Fall 2012. She is represented by Perry Rubenstein and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


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