Monday, 10 March 2014

Play 1, Basehouse: A Meditation/ Play-Place for Cubby 2005 - 2010


Play 1


Basehouse: A Meditation/ Play-Place for Cubby.

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 maze-like 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.

David Pollack as Cubby
United States
  • New Media








  • Photography, Immersionism, Gonzo Journalism, Method Acting, Installation
Size: 30 x 40 x 0 in

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014










Glow 2, Basehouse: a Meditation/ Play-Place for Cubby, 2005 - 2010


Basehouse: A Meditation/ Play-Place for Cubby.
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 maze like 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/ Play-Place for Cubby.

This work of Immersion art is performed by Chase Alias and photographed by David Pollack.  Immersion Artist David Pollack spends years developing his characters.  The development of these two characters happened over a period of 7 years. Cubby's Basehouse and then Chase Alias' Craigslist are David's newest series of works.

Immersion Art, Method Acting s a phrase that loosely refers to a family of techniques by which actors try to create in themselves the thoughts and emotions of their characters in an effort to develop lifelike performances. It can be contrasted with more classical forms of acting, in which actors simulate thoughts and emotions of their character through external means, such as vocal intonation or facial expression without psychological involvement on their playing role. Though not all Method actors use the same approach, the "method" in Method acting usually refers to the practice, advocated by Lee Strasberg, by which actors draw upon their own emotions and memories in their portrayals, aided by a set of exercises and practices including sense memory and affective memory.

Affective memory, also known as emotional memory, is an element of Stanislavsky's ‘system’ and of Method Acting, two related approaches to acting. Affective memory requires actors to call on personal memories of situations similar (or more recently a situation with similar emotional import) to those of their characters. Stanislavsky believed actors needed to take emotion and personality to the stage and call upon it when playing their character. He also explored the use of objectives, the physical body's effect on emotions, and empathizing with the character.


"Emotional recall" is the basis for Lee Strasberg's Method Acting. "Sense memory" is used to refer to the recall of physical sensations surrounding emotional events (instead of the emotions themselves). The use of affective memory remains a controversial topic in acting theory.  (Wikipedia 2010)
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"What we Found on Craigslist" Series #1, 2007, Composed, Basehouse: A Meditation/ Playplace for Cubby 2005 - 2010, Cubby Immersion Art and Gonzo Journalism by David S Pollack as Cubby

Chik chick weeeeeeeeeeeeee,  The fridge is stocked with chocolate milk. Chalie must be here

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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Unfinished Goddess Kali Idol [ BW Version ]

Via Flickr:
This year this was my second visit to Kumartuli during my stay of 2 weeks at Kolkata. Kumartuli is colorful and eventful almost always. There is a saying that goes like “we Hindus have 13 festivals to enjoy in 12 months”; and almost all of them need a separate kind of Idols and accessories. And Kumartuli is the one stop shop for all that.

I’ve posted both BW and color version of this image. Let me know which one you like better.

Venue : Kumartuli, Kolkata [ Calcutta ], West Bengal, India
Lens : Tokina ATX Pro SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX

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Do not use this image without my permission.
You can mail me on sukanta.maikap@yahoo.com for further details.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Chase Alias' Teaching the Method, With Theorize New York 2012

Via Flickr:
February 13, 2012
For Immediate Release: Contact: David Pollack, Theorize NY
(203) 762-5067; theorizeart@live.com www.theorizenewyork.com


Buy From Artists – Theorize This!

First and Only Artists Run Art Fair Scheduled to Open at Wyndham Garden Inn, NYC during Armory Art Weekend

New York, NY – February 13, 2012

Theorize New York: Impossible to Understand, 2012 Black March Edition is the first and only artists run intimate art fair in NYC that will open its doors at Wyndham Garden Inn, Chelsea during Armory Art Week from March 8 through March 12, 2012.

Theorize New York: Impossible to Understand was conceptualized and organized by three artists, Eric Ginsburg, David Pollack and Marina Reiter, as a response to the corporate greed model of the “Blue Chip” gallery and art fair system. Theorize New York is an art fair for collectors and artists run by artists.

“We are very excited to be able to bring this new art fair concept to the artist community,” said David Pollack of Theorize New York. “Theorize gives artists the opportunity to present their work to collectors and galleries directly and engage in an open dialogue. It’s all about giving the artists exposure, a chance to be seen and heard.”

Theorize New York: Impossible to Understand, 2012 Black March Edition Contemporary Art Fair will run March 8-11, 2012 at the Wyndham Garden Inn Chelsea located at 37 West 24th Street, New York City, New York 10010. The art fair will be open daily 12pm -10pm with the Grand Opening scheduled for Thursday, March 8th (5pm Exhibition opens; 6pm -10pm Opening Party).

For more information, please visit www.theorizeart.com or email theorizeart@live.com.

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