Zoe Crosher is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She is primarily interested in the gaps between expectation and misremembering, perfectly suited to the historical conditions of photography, the documentary impulse and re-imagined narrative. Throughout her work she questions the notion of a singular history and single image of this imaginary, as well as the efficacy and problems of the archive, totality, and “truth”. Playing with misinformation and mis-captioning, confusing and collapsing the real and the fake over and through time, she iteratively blurs reality, image, material and disappearance, often in relation to forgotten (mainly female) figures. The resulting ‘Imagiatic’ is an idea she coined to describe recent work that it is related to image, imaginary, imagene, etc. but is not bound to the photographic. Realized primarily as various types of images and bronzed sculptures, as well as ‘stand-in collaborations’ with other artists and curators, she has most recently been conceptually mapping Los Angeles and the troubled notion of the “West”. She is currently working on a forthcoming book, The Good & The Glamorous: a Memoir of Misremembering, and preparing for a solo exhibition at The Aspen Museum for Winter 2017. It is this project I will be spending my time on while at the Marble House residency. Inspired by the writings, and especially the image-as-related-to-writing, of W.G. Sebald, I plan to take 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.