1. The LAX Adventurer Inn Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Adventurer Inn (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  2. Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015 Out The Window (LAX)

    Out The Window (LAX), Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015

    Photo: Chris Adler
  3. Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015 Out The Window (LAX)

    Out The Window (LAX), Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015

    Photo: Chris Adler
  4. Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015 Out The Window (LAX)

    Out The Window (LAX), Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015

    Photo: Chris Adler
  5. Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015 Out The Window (LAX)

    Out The Window (LAX), Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015

    Photo: Chris Adler
  6. Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015 Out The Window (LAX)

    Out The Window (LAX), Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015

    Photo: Chris Adler
  7. Installation view, 9800, 9800 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, October 2015 Out The Window (LAX)

    Installation view, 9800, 9800 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, October 2015

    Photo: Chris Adler
  8. Installation view, 9800, 9800 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, October 2015 Out The Window (LAX)

    Installation view, 9800, 9800 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, October 2015

    Photo: Chris Adler
  9. Ma Prochaine Vie, ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View Out The Window (LAX)

    Installation View for Ma Prochaine Vie @ Here Is Elsewhere Curated by Isabelle Le Normand, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA January 2013 (Part of Ceci n'est Pas...Art Between France & Los Angeles)
  10. Ma Prochaine Vie, ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View Out The Window (LAX)

    The Lax Microtel (2005), 27x27 Digital C-Print
  11. Ma Prochaine Vie, ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Caesar's Motel (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print
  12. Ma Prochaine Vie, ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Ramada (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print
  13. Ma Prochaine Vie, ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Marietta's Inn (2004), 27x27" Digital C-Print
  14. Ma Prochaine Vie, ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Renaissance (2004), 27x27" Digital C-Print
  15. ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Sea Breeze Inn (2002), 27x27" Digital C-Print
  16. The LAX Adventurer Inn Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Adventurer Inn (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  17. The LAX Airport Hotel Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Airport Hotel (2005), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  18. The LAX Best Western Suites Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Best Western Suites (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  19. The LAX Caesar's Motel Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Caesar's Motel (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  20. The LAX Comfort Inn Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Comfort Inn (2002), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  21. The LAX Courtyard By Marriott Out The Window (LAX)

    LAX Courtyard By Marriott (2005), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  22. WALKING FORWARD, RUNNING PAST, Art In General, NY, NY 2011 Out The Window (LAX)

    Walking Forward-Running Past, curated by Courtenay Finn, Art In General, NY, NY, 2011
  23. Install, Lobby View Out The Window (LAX)

    Walking Forward - Running Past, Art in General, NY NY 2011
  24. Install, Art In General Out The Window (LAX)

    LAX Courtyard By Marriott (2005) & The LAX Best Western Inn (2003), both 27x27" Digital C-Prints
  25. Install Detail, The LAX Courtyard by Marriott Out The Window (LAX)

    LAX Courtyard By Marriott (2005), 27x27" Digital C-Print
  26. Install Detail, The LAX Best Western Inn Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Best Western Inn (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print
  27. Install, Art In General Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Dai Ichi (2002) & The LAX Hampton Inn (2002), both 27x27" Digital C-Print
  28. Install Detail, Diptych Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Dai Ichi (2002) & The LAX Hampton Inn (2002), both 27x27" Digital C-Print
  29. Install Detail, The LAX Dai Ichi Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Dai Ichi (2002), 27x27" Digital C-Print
  30. Install Detail, The LAX Hampton Inn Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Hampton Inn (2002), 27x27" Digital C-Print
  31. The LAX Crowne Plaza Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Crowne Plaza (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  32. The LAX Dai Ichi Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Dai Ichi (2002), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  33. The LAX Econolodge Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Econolodge (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  34. The LAX Embassy Suites Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Embassy Suites (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  35. The LAX Four Points Out The Window (LAX)

    The Four Points (2002), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  36. The LAX Hampton Inn Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Hampton Inn (2002), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  37. The LAX Hilton Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Hilton (2001), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  38. The LAX Holiday Inn Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Holiday Inn (2002), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  39. The LAX Hollycrest Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Hollycrest (2005), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  40. The LAX Hotel Tivoli Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Hotel Tivoli (2004), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  41. LAX Marietta's Inn Out The Window (LAX)

    LAX Marietta's Inn (2004), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  42. The LAX Quality Hotel Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Quality Hotel (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  43. The LAX Radisson Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Radisson (2001), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  44. The LAX Ramada Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Ramada (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  45. The LAX Renaissance Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Renaissance (2004), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  46. The LAX Royal Comfort Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Royal Comfort (2005), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  47. The LAX Sea Breeze Inn Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Sea Breeze Inn (2002), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  48. The LAX Sheraton Gateway Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Sheraton Gateway (2001), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  49. The LAX Super 8 Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Super 8 (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  50. The LAX Topper Motel Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Topper Motel (2004), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  51. The LAX Travelodge Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Travelodge (2004), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  52. The LAX Westin Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Westin (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  53. The LAX Marriott Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Marriott (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  54. The LAX Microtel Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Microtel (2005), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  55. The LAX Motel 6 Out The Window (LAX)

    The LAX Motel 6 (2003), 27x27" Digital C-Print

    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  56. DCKT Install Out The Window (LAX)

    OUT THE WINDOW (LAX), DCKT CONTEMPORARY Install, 2006
  57. DCKT Install Out The Window (LAX)

    Out the Window (LAX), DCKT Install, 2006
  58. Installation view, Out The Window (LAX)

    Installation view, "Zoe Crosher: Mae Wested", Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, 2012

Out The Window (LAX)

Out The Window (LAX) is a project examining space and transience around the Los Angeles International airport. This project investigates LAX and its surrounding infrastructure as a point of non-center, a metaphor for Los Angeles, captured from surrounding satellite positions. For it, I mapped and photographed planes coming into land, through windows from inside the thirty-one airports running along Century Boulevard. Images are large C-prints and window-sized, 27 × 27”, mounted and laminated.

“Contemporary artist Zoe Crosher takes the viewer on an exploratory journey inside the impersonal and transient travel world surrounding the mega international airport, LAX. She finds a landscape packed with identical hotel chains pushed up against giant billboards, where the words hotel and taxi are understood by nearly everyone. Crosher methodically settled into a different hotel room each day and photographed out the window. The only requirement was that the view from each room must duplicate the one she inhabited before. The pattern of the drapes change, the color of the stucco exterior changes and the airplanes caught in mid flight move through the atmosphere, but the basic view stays the same. There is a haunting familiarity that one has never really left the first room, a feeling of complete déjà-vu. Time and identity almost cease to exist. For Crosher, her very quiet, minimal images create huge questions about place, identity, the homogenization of global cultures.”

“Zoe Crosher’s series of LAX prints have a vintage ambiance to them, though they were made between 2001 and 2005. They depict slightly gaudy hotel rooms near the airport, which means seas of cars and the occasional ascending plane can be seen from the windows. The camera always looks out—out the window, or out the sliding door—and the result is a vague feeling of yearning, but since there is no specified subject to attribute the feeling to, it just floats languidly on the image’s surface”

 
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  1. Project Images (32)
    1. The LAX Adventurer Inn
    2. The LAX Adventurer Inn
    3. The LAX Airport Hotel
    4. The LAX Best Western Suites
    5. The LAX Caesar's Motel
    6. The LAX Comfort Inn
    7. The LAX Courtyard By Marriott
    8. The LAX Crowne Plaza
    9. The LAX Dai Ichi
    10. The LAX Econolodge
    11. The LAX Embassy Suites
    12. The LAX Four Points
    13. The LAX Hampton Inn
    14. The LAX Hilton
    15. The LAX Holiday Inn
    16. The LAX Hollycrest
    17. The LAX Hotel Tivoli
    18. LAX Marietta's Inn
    19. The LAX Quality Hotel
    20. The LAX Radisson
    21. The LAX Ramada
    22. The LAX Renaissance
    23. The LAX Royal Comfort
    24. The LAX Sea Breeze Inn
    25. The LAX Sheraton Gateway
    26. The LAX Super 8
    27. The LAX Topper Motel
    28. The LAX Travelodge
    29. The LAX Westin
    30. The LAX Marriott
    31. The LAX Microtel
    32. The LAX Motel 6
  2. Installation Views (26)
    1. Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015
    2. Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015
    3. Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015
    4. Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015
    5. Paris Photo Los Angeles, May 2015
    6. Installation view, 9800, 9800 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, October 2015
    7. Installation view, 9800, 9800 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, October 2015
    8. Ma Prochaine Vie, ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View
    9. Ma Prochaine Vie, ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View
    10. Ma Prochaine Vie, ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View
    11. Ma Prochaine Vie, ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View
    12. Ma Prochaine Vie, ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View
    13. Ma Prochaine Vie, ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View
    14. ForYourArt, January 2013, Installation View
    15. WALKING FORWARD, RUNNING PAST, Art In General, NY, NY 2011
    16. Install, Lobby View
    17. Install, Art In General
    18. Install Detail, The LAX Courtyard by Marriott
    19. Install Detail, The LAX Best Western Inn
    20. Install, Art In General
    21. Install Detail, Diptych
    22. Install Detail, The LAX Dai Ichi
    23. Install Detail, The LAX Hampton Inn
    24. DCKT Install
    25. DCKT Install
    26. Installation view, "Zoe Crosher: Mae Wested", Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, 2012
  3. Related Press
    1. Can you capture L.A.'s complexity in a photo book? 'Both Sides of Sunset' tries, by Carolina Miranda - Los Angeles Times  (2015) This makes "Both Sides" all about the images — which makes it a wonderful book with which to revel in the wild architecture, the burned-out rocker types, the overpowering roadways, the singular street life, the sublime ridiculosity.
    2. Paris Photo LA: Just Pick One, Honey, by Eric Minh Swenson - Huffington Post (2015) LAM Gallery had a huge wall of Zoe Crosher's "Out The Window (LAX)."
    3. Paris Photo Los Angeles takes over the sets at Paramount Pictures Studios, by Stephanie Murg - Wallpaper (2015) Alive and well is Los Angeles-based Zoe Crosher, whose 31 square photographs of landing planes are tiled on a single wall of LAM Gallery's stand.
    4. Paris Photo L.A. Presented Los Angeles as a Market Player and a Place Where History Is Made - Artsy Editorial (2015) LAM Gallery brought a 2005 series by Zoe Crosher titled “Out the Window (LAX),” in which the versatile artist holed up in different hotel rooms across Los Angeles and photographed various perspectives of the airport.
    5. The Distinct Californication of Paris Photo L.A., by Steffie Nelson - New York Times T Magazine (2015) The new Highland space LAM teamed with Zoe Crosher to present her complete “Out the Window (LAX)” series, centered on the Los Angeles International airport, in Los Angeles for the first time.
    6. Paris Photo Los Angeles loses its international accent by Jori Finkel - The Art Newspaper (2015) Presented for the first time in full, Crosher’s series consists of 31 colourful photographs taken through the windows of cheap motels near the airport, each of which frames a distant glimpse of an airplane landing.
Projects
  • The New LA-LIKE
    1. LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds
    2. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics
    3. LA-LIKE: Unlit Lightboxes
    4. LA-LIKE: Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings
    5. LA-LIKE: Day For Night (or Sunlight As Spotlight)
    6. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, in conjunction with LAND
    7. Shangri-LA'd & Expanded Shangri-LA'd
    8. LA-LIKE: Mirage
    9. LA-LIKE: Composition I-10, Desert Center
    10. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Perfume
    11. LA Disappearing Frond-Like
    12. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific
    13. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Dessert Concepts & Recipes
    14. For An Evening with Eve Babitz, at the Chateau Marmont
    15. LA-LIKE: LAXART Billboard
    16. The Pools I Shot
    17. LA-LIKE
    18. LA-LIKE (LOST)
    19. Tear Sheet Posters
  • The Michelle duBois Project
    1. The Additive Dust Series
    2. The Disbanding of Michelle duBois
    3. Mae Wested
    4. The Disappearing of Michelle duBois
    5. The Vanishing of Michelle duBois
    6. Silhouetted
    7. The Uniqued Series
    8. All Her Shadows
    9. Blackened Last Four Days & Nights in Tokyo
    10. The Other Disappeared Nurse
    11. Almost the Same
    12. The Unveiling of Michelle duBois
    13. The Unraveling of Michelle duBois
    14. Obfuscated
    15. The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois
    16. Polaroided
    17. Posed Postcards
  • Out The Window (LAX)
  • The Santa Cruz Kids
  • The Fainting Club
    1. The Fainting Club (London)
    2. The Fainting Club (New York)
    3. The Fainting Club (Los Angeles)
    4. The Fainting Club (More Cities)
    5. The Fainting Club (About)
  • Publications
    1. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Published by Hesse Presse, Los Angeles, CA - Spring 2016 (Sold Out)
    2. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles (May 2015) Published by Metropolis Books
    3. Forthcoming: The Re-duBois Book
    4. Returning to Berlin / Publication curated by Kim Schoen - Motto, Berlin (August 2013)
    5. Why Art Photography? by Lucy Soutter (2013) Published by Routelage
    6. Volume 4: The Disappearance of Michelle duBois, aka *Mitchi* (Fall 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    7. Volume 3: The Unveiling of Michelle duBois, aka *Cricket* (Spring 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    8. Volume 2: The Unraveling of Michelle duBois, aka *Alice Johnson* (Fall 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    9. Volume 1: The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois, aka *Kathy* (Spring 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    10. Out the Window (LAX) with essays by Norman Klein, Pico Iyer, & Julian Meyers (2007)
    11. NTNTNT (2004)
    12. L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002