About the Book
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.
Features & Details
- Primary Category Fine Art
Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
- Publish Date Aug 12, 2011
- Language English
- Keywords New Media, Video Screen Capture, Gonzo Journalism, Immersion Journalism, Immersion Art, Conceptual Art, Method Acting, Method Art, Affective Memory, Performance Art, Chase Alias, David S. Pollack, Holden Vance III, Photography, Immersionism, Basehouse, Cubby
David S Pollack aka Chase Alias, ReTweet Critique Kiss:)(:Kiss Inc. Self Portrait Artist and Method Actor. "I try to see myself as a sacrifice, just to show the kids they ain't the only ones who up at night." -Kid Cudi 'In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art. ” —Sol LeWitt www.chasealias.com retweetcritique.blogspot.com kissartkiss.blogspot.com inflickr.blogspot.com Twitter: @chasealias Facebook: Chase Alias