Who is cubby and why is he meditating and/ or playing in this space? To further understand these things you must first grab hold of Cubby’s remote control. Walk slowly and carefully through his mazelike world. Look closely at all of his visual ramblings. Turn his world on and off using his remote. Sit where he sat while he thought about the world around him and while he did “other” things. Create a rhythm with the lights and sounds using the remote as he did and become part of this work of art yourself. Just as the artist David Pollack did when he created the character named Cubby.
By turning the camera on himself, and selecting the photographic Genre of self-portraiture, David Pollack is attempting to create a canon of works consisting of probing, surprising, and thoughtful images. Although, the majority of his photographs are pictures of him, however, these photographs are most definitely not self-portraits. Rather, Pollack uses himself as a vehicle for commentary on a variety of issues of the modern world. Pollack employs acting, in particular method acting, to create characters and lifestyles in which these characters choose to exist. He employs concepts of method acting to create characters, such as Cubby. He lives his life completely immersed in these characters lifestyles for years before building his installations ands then finally photographing himself as these characters. His final artworks are stunning full scale installation, sculpture and photography as seen here in Basehouse: A Meditation/ Playplace for Cubby.
For "Self-Searching" we seek self-portraits that go beyond surface appearance to comment on the hopes, dreams, fears, and identities of the individuals pictured.