Master Rituals I: Ansel Adams | 2018 to Present
In 1983, the year before he died, Ansel Adams published Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs, an influential account of the circumstances and technical considerations — the stories — behind 40 of his most celebrated images. Almost forty years later, I insert my own photographic archive over Adams' while using my body, hair, and hands to redact his words and alter, estrange and obscure his original photographs. The resulting images bear the physical traces of my body upon them; video recordings document the actions that produced the images. Together my new photographs, re-photographs, and videos reveal hidden poems and new historical narratives. Description: This interdicsplinary work consists of video, recorded performances, poetry, original photographs, re-photographs, and an altered book. It has been partially exhibited in many forms over the last three years and is a long-term work in progress. See Book section for artist book interventions.

**Thank you to the Harpo Foundation for supporting this project**

TARRAH KRAJNAK MASTER RITUALS I: Ansel Adams
Installation of Elizabeth Pavlik Post-Performance Objects, 4 Polaroids, 18x22 Pigment Print, 40x60 Pigment Print, Magnetic Board, 71x 71. Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, 2018.
TARRAH KRAJNAK MASTER RITUALS I: Ansel Adams
Video/Installation View, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, 2018.
TARRAH KRAJNAK MASTER RITUALS I: Ansel Adams
Installation View, Harris Gallery, University of La Verne, 2018.

Elizabeth Pavlik, Erase/Hair&Coffee, Single Channel Video, 1:33.
Black Sun, Redaction/Hands, Single Channel Video, No Sound, 5:13.
TARRAH KRAJNAK MASTER RITUALS I: Ansel Adams
Erased Carolyn (Post-Performance Object), 18x24 Pigment Print w Coffee & Hair.

Black Sun, Erase/Hair&Coffee, Single Channel Video, 1:30.
TARRAH KRAJNAK MASTER RITUALS I: Ansel Adams
Erased Black Sun (Post-Performance Object), 18x24 Pigment Print w Coffee & Hair.
Elizabeth Pavlik, Redaction/Hands, Single Channel Video, No Sound, 3:24..

Sand Dunes, Erase/Hair&Coffee, Single Channel Video, 1:31.
Sand Dunes, Redaction/Hands, Single Channel Video, No Sound, 3:34.
TARRAH KRAJNAK MASTER RITUALS I: Ansel Adams
Erased Sand Dunes (Post-Performance Object), 18x24 Pigment Print w Coffee & Hair.

Elizabeth Pavlik, Re-Photograph/Redact, Hasselblad/Body, Stop Motion, Single Channel Video, No Sound, 0:14.
TARRAH KRAJNAK MASTER RITUALS I: Ansel Adams
Erasing Moonrise, Live Performance (Still)
TARRAH KRAJNAK MASTER RITUALS I: Ansel Adams
Erased Moonrise (Post-Performance Object), 18x24 Pigment Print w Coffee & Hair.

TARRAH KRAJNAK MASTER RITUALS I: Ansel Adams
Erased Mount Williamson (Post-Performance Object), 18x24 Pigment Print w Coffee & Hair.
TARRAH KRAJNAK MASTER RITUALS I: Ansel Adams
Elizabeth Pavlik, Black Sun, Sand Dunes (Re-Photographed/Redacted) 105 Silver Gelatin Prints.