David M Thomas, Alienation Studio (Sweating Bullets) 2013, high definition video 3.35 min.
I have absorbed and re-mixed the singular characters of Larry David and Don Logan, from the television series Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the film Sexy Beast. The video composition is a meditation on the struggle between Cartesian subjectivity and Phenomenological being. These are two philosophical monoliths that underpin the contemporary self. To add the portentous musical mood that this work’s performance and content requires, I have over dubbed a home made video sequence that emulates the ubiquitous ‘how to play guitar’ You Tube tutorials. These helpful videos show off both equipment and ‘talent’ but invariable hide the identity of the player.