Harry Fenn is in the Bathroom Again

Harry Fenn is in the Bathroom Again, 2017 2017

Harry Fenn is in the Bathroom Again is an installation that culminated my 2017 summer residency at Artspace in Raleigh, NC
My Great Great Grandfather, Harry Fenn is considered a pioneer among American landscape artists and emblematic of the picturesque style. He is known and appreciated for the way he enhanced drama. Some of his [...]

Logged Out

Logged Out, 2015 2015

Installed at West Georgia University, October, 2015.

From The Rim: Observation Station, 2015

From the Rim: Observation Station, 2015 2015

Installed at SPACES, Cleveland, OH. November, 2015.

Nature Boy

Nature Boy - Collage 2015

When You\'re Out There - Video_2

When You’re Out There - Video, 2012-2014 2014

Interpretive Hike, 2014 (TRT: 16:18 min)

Suite: California Hills, 2013 (TRT: 5:35 min)

New Growth, 2013 (TRT: 7:38 min)

Untitled (These Eyes), 2013, (TRT: 5:08 min.)
When You’re Out There is a series of photographs, video works and collage that considers the success and failure of our shared attempts to faithfully represent nature. While I am self-conscious, critical [...]

When You\'re Out There - Video

When You’re Out There - Video, 2010-2012 2013

A Rousing View of Nature’s Magnificence, 2011

Restless, 2012

Surfside, 2012
Politzer plays with the tension between two environments that are—as he quietly points out—awkwardly united. The works deftly mediate the gap between nature and the space it occupies in the cultural imagination —specifically, the American cultural imagination fed on a historical diet of Manifest Destiny, the National [...]

When You\'re Out There

When You’re Out There - Photographs 2012

Photographs of Landscape Things
David Politzer’s photographs look at nature with a sense of humor but with a sense of longing too. It’s not a longing for nature itself as much as it’s a longing for nature to have a more profound meaning to us. There’s nothing “red of tooth and claw” here for us anymore, just pleasant decoration [...]

Lawndale Installation Views

HDL: Hyper Democratic Landscapes, 2012 2012

HDL Doc Artspace Lawndale Mockup from davideopolitz on Vimeo.
HDL Installation Documentation, 2012

More Weight

More Weight, 2010 2010

Video Excerpt, 1:12 min.
More Weight, 2010.
Mixed media video sculpture, 13 x 15 x 15 feet.
Video: 2 channels synched, TRT 10:00 min.
Installed at Asterisk Gallery, Cleveland, OH.


Heavyweights 2010

Hanging Baggage, 2008

Hanging Baggage, 2008 2009

Video Excerpt 2:28 min.Hanging Baggage, 2008.
Mixed media video sculpture, 17 x 10 x 8 feet.
Video: 2 channels synched, TRT 15:31 min.
Installed at Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.

Vision Quest, 2008

Vision Quest, 2008 2009

Vision Quest, 2008.
Video sculpture for the desert, dimensions variable.
Video: TRT 7:26 min.
Installed June 2008 at Mescalero Sand Dunes outside Roswell, NM.

The Weight, 2007

The Weight, 2007 2009

Video Excerpt 2:55 min.The Weight, 2008.
Mixed media video sculpture, 13 x 8 x 20 feet.
Video: TRT 14:00 min.
Installed September 2008 at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, MN.

The Decider, 2007

The Decider, 2007 2009

Video Excerpt 4:01 min.The Decider, 2007.
Mixed media video sculpture, 10 x 4 x 8 feet.
Video: 2 channels synched, TRT 11:00 min.
Installed and performed at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, April, 2007.

Storytelling Videos

Storytelling Videos 2009

Rio Macho, 2007-08 (18:32 min)
Storytelling: My New Studio, 2007 (5:11 min)
Storytelling: Website Introduction, 2006 (2:37 min)
Storytelling: DVD Intro, 2005 (2:07 min)
Storytelling: The Fan Letter, 2008 (6:49 min)

Other Videos

Other Videos 2009

You Are Listening to Metallica Because…, 2010 (6:57 min.)
Theme Music, 2011 (3:03 min.)
Urinal, 2005 (7:35 min)
Visions of Sugarplums Danced in Their Heads, 2005 (6:54 min)
Mt. Rushmore, 2005 (3:20 min)
Niagara Falls, 2007 (3:42 min)
Business/Pleasure, 2006 (11:48 min)
I Can Say It, 2003 (2:05)
Near/Far, 2004 (3:41 min)
Surrounded, 2005 (2:13 min)
Helping, 2006 (2:45 min)
Hum, 2004 (1:06 min)


Drawings/Collage 2009

First Place Premium

First Place Premium 2009


Homes 2009