A Big and Brief Revival
For her performance, Clare Torina has constructed large-scale pants modeled after the pair her grand- father wore in his later days. Clare was conceived on the night he died, and the possibility of grand- father-granddaughter reincarnation is often entertained during family gatherings. With her own body concealed inside, animating the pants becomes an exercise in rebirth. Grandpa must learn to walk again. Like a Frankenstein, the movements are dicey, graceless, and unnerving.
Clare Torina is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in New York. In 2012, she received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Memphis.