Tuesday, May 25, 2010

'Don't follow your dream, follow your wet dream (Los Angeles, 2010)'

'Don't follow your dream, follow your wet dream (Los Angeles, 2010)'
archival inkjet  30x40"  2010

new work in a series called MOTIVATION...this piece was made in Griffith Park in Los Angeles in January...each light burst is me popping the flash toward the camera.  the exposure was about 3 minutes...thanks to aron gent for assisting me!  please consider this jpg a motivational gift for your desktop!  email me if the file is too small to make a good background-jasonlazarus.photo@gmail.com


Saturday, May 15, 2010


Sunday, May 09, 2010

call for photos!

I have started an archive of photographs deemed "too hard to keep."

This may include photos or photo albums of ex's, photos of deceased friends/family/pets/etc.

The reason you can't live with the photo or photo album I do not need to know...

I am creating a repository for these images so that they may exist without being destroyed. I can pay shipping costs or pick up the photographs personally (in Chicago).

I am happy to answer any questions and hope this project helps you part with something in a more graceful manner. 

Jason Lazarus
810 n Wood, 3f
Chicago, IL 60622

Thursday, May 06, 2010


Tuesday, May 04, 2010


my piece in berlin shows up in this video walk through....it's the video diptych of burning dates, the first is the date thriller was released, the second the day he died...

coming up...

invitation to apply/participate:
Michael Jackson Memorial Procession
June 25th, 2010

To mark the anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, a coordinated caravan of 50 marked cars (in the spirit of a funeral procession) will begin in the early evening of June 25th, 2010 from the childhood home of Jackson in Gary, IN, and proceed throughout the city of Chicago. Each participating vehicle in the caravan will play the same MJ song at the same time to provide a several block long audio blanket that will travel through most major neighborhoods in Chicago.

I still have about 15 open slots for participants, each of whom will receive a flag for their car and an editioned print. Participants will be asked to document their experience via photos, videos, sound or any other measure to contribute to the project.

Email me to RSVP or for media inquiries: jasonlazarus.photo@gmail.com
Please feel free to copy/paste/spread the news and excitement about this project!  Thanks and best, Jason

old friend / new work - michael gumhold

Anna Trier04 May 2010 at 21:51
Subject: Indication Clothing

Nina Mayer and myself are working on a project together and we are hoping you will be apart of it, or spread the news to those who might be interested. The project is Indication Clothing.

Indication Clothing is a collection of mass-produced articles of clothing that have played active roles in an ephemeral work of art. This line is a collection of residual artifacts, evidence of past artistic actions. Each article is a marker, serving as testimony for art that has traditionally rejected the commercial art world. As such the clothing included in Indication has been transformed into one of a kind articles that values lies not in their construction but in their inherent narrative.

We will be selling this line of clothing (with most of the money going to the artists), and are hoping to feature a rack of it at my BFA show, clothing will be priced based on the artist. We are working with artists to determine prices but there will be reflection more or less of what there work would sell for it they were a painter, sculptor or maker of object based art.

All clothing in the line will be marked with a silk screened tag listing the artist connected to the piece and 2-4 sentence description of the performance that the clothing was apart of.

If you are interesting and can get me work in the next week I would love to have it available at the BFA show, but if not this is an on going project and we are happy to work with you at a letter date.