Oral history interview with Jennifer Rodrigue, 2000 April 13

    Item Description

    An interview of Jennifer Rodrigue conducted 2000 April 13, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Rodrigue's home, in Berkeley, Calif. Rodigue discusses modeling professionally when a student at Mt. Holyoke College; her preference for posing to working in the dormitory kitchen; working for an open workshop in Martha's Vineyard, sessions that led to private modeling; her attraction to the different ways people "view me," and the experience of "watching people watching me"; the power relationship involved in the roles of observer/observed; the power dynamic between men and women and her seeking a relationship "balanced in power" and her view that the experience is about the artist "looking" and "acknowledging anatomy" (hers) as part of the process of image making.

    Creator (cre): Rodrigue, Jennifer
    Source Language
    3 digital wav files (1 hr., 30 min.); 25 Pages, Transcript
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    Biographical and Administrative History

    Jennifer Rodrigue was an artist's model from Berkeley, Calif. This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators. Funding for the transcription of this Artists and Model series interview provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.


    Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

    Materials Specific Details
    Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 30 min.
    Conditions Governing Access
    Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website. This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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