Those who missed renowned Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra‘s “The Krazyhouse” at the Guggenheim two years ago may want to make a trip to Washington D.C. sometime before June 15. Currently on display inside the Corcoran Gallery of Art “The Krazyhouse” teleports viewers to the famous Liverpool club, for which the four-channel video installation has been named.
For this video project, Dijkstra actually selected her subjects at the famous club and then asked them to dance and jam out to a song of their choice inside her studio in 2009. Set against a white background, the five individual dancers become that much more apparent and conspicuous. Plucked from the dim lighting of the Krazyhouse, their insecurities, awkwardness, as well as uniqueness become plain for all to see. The whole spectacle is meant to make viewers feel uncomfortable, offering them a “confrontational realism rather than a snapshot aesthetic,” the exhibition’s press release