‘The Fantasy backs + front cluster’ from ‘The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle du Bois’
‘The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle du Bois,’ a project by Zoe Crosher, takes as its base an extensive archive of snapshots, tourists photographs, and risque images of one American woman who spent most of the 70′s and 80′s traveling around the Pacific Rim. From the press release of an ongoing show at the Claremont Museum of Art:
In [Zoe] Crosher’s photographic groupings, Du Bois is both heroine and ing√©nue, toying with persona, identity, fetishism and exoticism. A distinct portrait of a woman emerges, one that is tied to the women’s and sexual liberation movements of the era, while revealing the vulnerability that accompanies the trappings of her lifestyle and her slippery identity.
It’s fucking cool, and the images themselves have a charm without pretense.