Tarrah Krajnak – RePose
In Re-Pose, the artist Tarrah Krajnak returns to a body of work she began some twenty years ago, drawing from an archive of “women’s poses” she has collected from sources ranging from magazines to museums, spanning centuries and continents. But if her title for this series suggests rest and relaxation, the deadpan restaging and rephotographing of these conventions in live performance generates an opposite effect: Krajnak’s repositions estrange and query, rather than reinforce, the ways we link women’s feelings to body forms.
RePose is a studio-based performance that took place at CalArts REDCAT in Los Angeles in May 2022. The performance includes an onsite darkroom, lighting studio as stage, and zerox installation of archival material. The Artist works in the gallery and produces all work on site. The performance is meant to be re-staged and ongoing.