The life of an archival object – Christopher Squier

By Christopher Squier While working on this project, my thought processes have adapted from thinking specifically about the loss of vision and hearing, as described in the archive letters, to looking at forms of decay and degradation on the photographs themselves: weather marks and natural acids that have created colorful ‘blooms,’ like nebulas or fireworks […]

Exploring the EAC photo archive and its associations – Christopher Squier

By Christopher Squier Throughout the research and experimentation phase of the project, I made a selection of a number of photographs that have inspired me. I’ve been considering a photograph of a snake—an image I like for the way the snake seems to be slithering from the area of focus in the photograph out to […]

Artist Research – Christopher Squier

UNITED STATES As an international artist preparing to create work based on the Expatriate Archive, I have to anticipate conducting the majority of my research at a distance through virtual and digital versions of the archive. However, having just finished another project in Trondheim, I took advantage of my nomadic emerging-artist lifestyle and flew to […]

Artist Profile – Christopher Squier

We are pleased to introduce Christopher Squier as the next artist to join Saudade. Squier (b. 1991 in Lawrence, Kansas) is an artist based in San Francisco. He recently graduated with an MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute (2015). Using dark humor and combining images of luxury and violence, his projects reference crime […]