LINEAGE: Matchmaking in the Archive is a framework for interaction with the historical collections housed at the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Historical Society. As Artist in Residence, E.G. Crichton has developed a process of matching diverse individuals to specific archives, asking each person to invent a response. The resulting exhibitions, community engagements, public presentations and writing activate forms of lineage generally invisible to the culture at large. In Wandering Archives, individuals and archives are matched across national borders; archives have so far become guest immigrants in Evora, Portugal, Melbourne, Australia and Manila, Philippines.
E.G. Crichton uses a range of art strategies and media to explore social issues, history, and site-specific subject matter. She often works within community settings and collaborates across disciplines with other visual artists, performers, writers, scientists and composers, to name a few. Her work has been exhibited in art institutions and as public installations in Europe, Asia, Australia and across the U.S. She is Professor of Art at the University of California Santa Cruz and the first Artist-in-Residence for the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Historical Society of Northern California.