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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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. by Gabriele Cappello
., a photo by Gabriele Cappello on Flickr.

City Lights {Explored}

City Lights {Explored} by Matt.J.Harris.
City Lights {Explored}, a photo by Matt.J.Harris. on Flickr.

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Thanks to MariaAmanda~ Model/Stock
mariaamanda.deviantart.com

ঢাকের তালে (On the Beats of The Drums) [Explored]

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Two musicians of CHHAU DANCE group performing at Purulia District, West Bengal.

From a very early age, Chhau Dance is occupying a significant position in the Dance tradition of Bengal and today it is seen as one of the most popular artistic excellence of Bengal.

♥ by kiciarandagia
, a photo by kiciarandagia on Flickr.

one hundred and forty eight /365

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may 28, 2013

I took in the Vivian Maier exhibition in Chicago when I was there last week. To say she is a photography hero would be a bit of an understatement. It was pretty wild to stand in front of her photos instead of looking at them on a screen, and I think I stood in one spot for far too long, far too often, in quiet reverence.

The exhibit was a lot smaller than I'd hoped, but it made up for it by featuring complete rolls of developed film plastered around the perimeter of the room. That was ridiculously cool - to see frame by frame how she approached a subject until she got the shot she wanted. Not something we see with digital (except for our own), and very interesting to get inside her process a bit.

Steven saw an exhibition of her work previously and he described it along the lines of "simultaneously totally inspiring and made me want to give up all at once"... Yeah. That sounds about right.

Ah-maz-ing.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Idea Machine

The Idea Machine by Chase Alias :)(:
The Idea Machine, a photo by Chase Alias :)(: on Flickr.

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The Idea Machine from Endogenous Series, 2010-2012

The Medium is not the Message, the idea brcomes the machine that makes the art. #chasealias
#immersionism
#endogenous

David S Pollack aka Chase Alias hopes to bring to light with his new Endogenous Series how backwards moving our cultural standards have become. As an Immersionist he look back in envy at the freedoms which artists used to be able to express themselves without having to worry about cultural and even legal action being taken against them.

Immersionism is a young art movement which combines Lewittian Conceptualism with Method Acting practices and principles. Stanislavsky and Strasberg Acting Methods which utilize sense memory and affective memory are an Immersionist's base. Lewittian Conceptualism adheres to the ideal that the medium is not the message, the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.

HDR Video Still form an HD Video Screen Capture, Originally Filmed with an HD Flip Camera

Friday, May 31, 2013

One Possible Reality from Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012

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One Possible Reality from Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012

#chasealias #immersionism #aiweiwei #endogenous

Once photography has broken away from its original function as technique or means for documentation, it is merely a fleeting state of existence that has been transformed into one possible reality. It is this transformation that makes photography a kind of movement and gives it it's distinct significance: it is merely one type of existence. -Ai WeiWei

Ai Weiwei. Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 (Writing Art)

July 2011
Medium:HDR Video Still
Original Dimensions:34" x 37.6", 320dpi, 32Bits/Channel
Copyright:CC Pollack Images @ Studio ChaseMe

David S Pollack aka Chase Alias hopes to bring to light with his new Endogenous Series how backwards moving our cultural standards have become. As an Immersionist he look back in envy at the freedoms which artists used to be able to express themselves without having to worry about cultural and even legal action being taken against them.

Immersionism is a young art movement which combines Lewittian Conceptualism with Method Acting practices and principles. Stanislavsky and Strasberg Acting Methods which utilize sense memory and affective memory are an Immersionist's base. Lewittian Conceptualism adheres to the ideal that the medium is not the message, the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.

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 Chase Alias. He lives his life completely immersed in these characters lifestyles for years before building his installations ands then finally photographing himself as these characters.

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