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chasealias institute....Living is Performance Existing as Art. Conceptual Art, Dada, Fluxus, Immersionism, Techno-Performance, Post-Modernism New Media or whatever you happen to call it DS Pollack has been creating existential works of art for almost 2 decades. The lack of product is part of what defines Performance Art. However, a viable bi-product is key to this great art's survival.
chasealias :: institute living.is.performance.existing.as.art
I am a Performance Artist and Alter Artist working primarily online and in Social Media using Online Avatars to question the reality of Identity. ie. "What's in a Name?" Performance Art is Considered the Highest and Rarest form of Conceptual Fine Art. My works are among the first to incorporate the internet as Public Domain to Create Cyber Performance and Public Sculptures. The works are not dissimilar to that of Banksy. However, instead of my work being on the side of buildings, it's on IP, and DNS. Now corporations have two choices. Maintain and promote my works, becoming heroes and benefactors of the next great movement in the Art world, or destroy my Net Art. Setting the stage for a David V Goliath Scenario and allowing for my works to be promoted and glorified elsewhere, which I assure you they will.
Chase Alias, a Performance Artist, spends extended periods of time studying his characters. Often living in their homes and wearing their clothing. It has become a ritualistic part of his method acting technique. The Performance Art Itself comes in any form, whether it is one on one, online chat, live and/or recorded video or audio. Pollack adds to genres of Performance Art and Net Art the dimensions of the "social network" and the possibility that humans can be anyone they choose to be.
This topic of using multiple identities and alters has become a vital point in the cloud computing security lexicon. Causing many to question Pollack's motives, often calling his work 'identity-fraud' and a 'violation of corporate policy'. Yet, as it stands, the ability for an Artist to create a character, "IS" freedom of speech and if a 'Corporate Policies' are in truth violating people's first amendment rights. then this work has served a very valid purpose. The protection of Freedom of Expression, Speech and the Net Art.
An interesting thread has been popping up on my email these days. I guess there is a sort of ongoing conversation about the defining of Net Art. It's based around the application process for Net Prix. Which last year attempted to ask for that very deffinition. I have been carefully listening for my opportunity to chime in.
The moderation is wonder. Particularly in the interpretation of the need for Net Art to have greater resemblance to Art in general. As in having a need to take into a account the viewers response, reaction and interaction. Agreed. This is where I define Net Art, Alter Art(alter-ism), Conceptual Art and Particularly Dada Style Performance Art which when executed online as Net Art can hope to fulfill these issues.
MHDR Still-life utilizing Hitchcockian P.O.V. to explore Self and Question Personal Identity through Artistic Perspective.
Chase Alias' Immersionism and Alter Art(alter-ism) questions the reality of identity. Particularly when considering that a being’s own existence is as a "Vessel" carrying the Art's Ideas driven by Immersion Journalist and New Media Artist D S Pollack.
Cyber and actual space/time have so many barriers. Yet the ability to create one's own existence "as" Art is imperative. Especially if humanity wishes to ensure the stability of culture and ensure freedom of speech.