May 11, 06:42 AM
Zoe Crosher in Residence for 2017 at the Wende Museum, a collections-based research and education institute that preserves Cold War artifacts and history.
Zoe Crosher will be the Artist-in-Residence at the Wende Museum, a collections-based research and education institute that preserves Cold War artifacts and history, in preparation for her upcoming book, The Good & The Glamorous, A Memoir of Misremember.
Inspired by the writings, and especially the image-as-related-to-writing, of W.G. Sebald, I will borrow this approach and apply it to my personal recollections and (mis)rememberings growing up the daughter of a diplomat during the height of the cold-war in Frankfurt, Germany (the late 1970s) and Moscow in the early 80s. Sebald’s written works are “notable for their curious and wide-ranging mixture of fact (or apparent fact), recollection and fiction, often punctuated by indistinct black-and-white photographs set in evocative counterpoint to the narrative rather than illustrating it directly.” Using photographs I am shooting of my parent’s cold-war archive (basically documenting their entire house), creating a visual archive of their version of the cold war, and combining it with texts of my memories, I will be working on this memoir of misremembering, a project that seems timely with our current political relationship to Moscow.