HAARLEM.- De Hallen Haarlem
presents the Dutch première of The Krazy House by Rineke Dijkstra. This work consists of a series of photos and a 4-channel video projection of dancing adolescents, and has previously been shown in Berlin and New York. Dijkstra is chiefly known for her series of portraits of bullfighters and adolescents on the beach. The Krazy House is on view from 18 December, 2010, through 13 March, 2011, in De Hallen Haarlem.
For The Krazy House (2009) Rineke Dijkstra (Sittard, 1959) returned to Liverpool, where she made her widely praised video work The Buzz Club (1995-97). This latter work subtly captured the disarming vulnerability of young adolescents during a House party. In The Krazy House dancing young people are once again central, against a neutral, white background. On the basis of these two works it is interesting to see what has changed in this thin slice of youth culture in the period of a bit over ten years.
The Krazy House zooms in on the complex of social and cultural codes (clothing, movement, expressions) that determine our identity, from the dreamy performance of an introverted girl to the frenetic dance steps of a Goth boy. In addition to Dijkstras new video work a series of new photos are shown, as well as photo works from The Buzz Club. De Hallen Haarlem previously showed two photographic series by Rineke Dijkstra in 2001.