Dancing to Neil Diamond (2009)

Larry Caveney 4141 Alabama Street #4 San Diego, CA, 92104 619-297-6032 Proposal for exhibition: In this folder represents a collection of video/performances I have created for 2009. First collection: GMN Projects Dance Series As the Grown Man Naked I perform to various tracks that reflect our modern male run culture. I felt it was time to do this series; a series that reflects the white (over weight and aging) male as image/symbol of unsustainable positioning in this pluralistic setting. As male in the world or art world, we have a tendency to maintain our own position of power or that persona of power or youth, where in reality it's lost to time and gravity. The piece speaks to that false facade. That's why I use the idea of "the artist as fool" in most of my work. Basically I poke fun at my own self. As a white male, in ...

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Larry Caveney 4141 Alabama Street #4 San Diego, CA, 92104 619-297-6032 Proposal for exhibition: In this folder represents a collection of video/performances I have created for 2009. First collection: GMN Projects Dance Series As the Grown Man Naked I perform to various tracks that reflect our modern male run culture. I felt it was time to do this series; a series that reflects the white (over weight and aging) male as image/symbol of unsustainable positioning in this pluralistic setting. As male in the world or art world, we have a tendency to maintain our own position of power or that persona of power or youth, where in reality it's lost to time and gravity. The piece speaks to that false facade. That's why I use the idea of "the artist as fool" in most of my work. Basically I poke fun at my own self. As a white male, in this state of culture, I think that's all I have to work with, that and humility.

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