Additional images and information â€“ Dallas Seitz
Dallas Seitz unapologetically utilizes the poetry of objects to combine his interest in collecting, museumology, colonization, personal history, and the falsity of representation. The often-absurd works expose an awareness of the thinking process while recalling museum collections and relationships or narratives created by display.
Dallas Seitz â€“ solo show at the Pumphouse Gallery, London â€śHUNTED (the cannibalism of colonial collectorexia)â€ť.
Moving between the mediums of video, sculpture, drawing and photography Seitz investigates the processes of hunting and collecting as a form of colonization and obsession. Though the artistâ€™s practice is largely conceptual, much of his work originates from the personal. Often drawing on his own family, upbringing, and memories Seitz moves towards psychological and political terrains - exploring the wider motivations, intentions and implications behind the act of collecting.
Friday, May 29, 2009 to Sunday, July 19, 2009.
Castlefield Gallery is pleased to present The Social Lives of Objects brings together the work of three artists based in Manchester and London, Hilary Jack, Lisa Penny and Dallas Seitz.
Dallas Seitzâ€™s video and sculpture work uses colonization in various forms, as its starting point. From bone cells colonizing muscle cells to the father colonizing the son, up to the political colonizing the personal, the works become questions of positioning.
Fieldgate Gallery, London, Dallas Seitzâ€™s video â€śChokedâ€ť: Choked is a video about 2min 45 seconds in duration. The video was made by simply trapping a moth in a Styrofoam cup then by placing the cup onto the lens of the camera the moth was unable to get out of the range of the shot.