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Show up and get the work done. #chuckclose #chasealias #immersionism #endogenous

 

Show Up and Get the Work Done: From Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012

 

Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get the work done. If you wait around for clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you're not going to make an awful lot of work." -Chuck Close

 

David S Pollack becomes Chuck Close with the help of some Method Acting skills he attempts to visually and conceptually reinterpret the words and idea of this conceptual artist using this very quote of Mr Close's, Information he has studied and even traits he picked when briefly meeting Chuck as an art dealer in Chelsea before Pollack decided to abandon his Art Dealer to pursue his life's goal to become a Conceptual Artist.

 

David S Pollack aka Chase Alias hopes to bring to light with his new Endogenous Series how backwards moving our cultural standards have become. As an Immersionist he look back in envy at the freedoms which artists used to be able to express themselves without having to worry about cultural and even legal action being taken against them.

 

Immersionism is a young art movement which combines Lewittian Conceptualism with Method Acting practices and principles. Stanislavsky and Strasberg Acting Methods which utilize sense memory and affective memory are an Immersionist's base. Lewittian Conceptualism adheres to the ideal that the medium is not the message, the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.

 

HDR Video Still form an HD Video Screen Capture, Originally Filmed with an HD Flip Camera

Original Art and Prints available at Saatchi Art: www.saatchiart.com/art/New-Media-Show-Up-and-Get-the-Work...

The value of "interpretation" is that through it, one might expose reality, or explain oneself. -Ai WeiWei

 

from Who I M Seies, 2010 - 2014, Affective Memory Screen Capture by Immersionist Chase Alias includes Instant Message Conversations.

 

Unique Digital Work #chasealias #endogenous #theorizeart #screencapture #NewMedia #Immersionist

 

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The actor creates with his own flesh and blood all those things which all the arts try in some way to describe.

-Lee Strasberg

 

from Who I M Seies, 2010 - 2014,

Affective Memory Screen Capture by Immersionist Chase Alias includes Instant Message Conversations.

 

Unique Digital Work #chasealias #endogenous #theorizeart #screencapture #NewMedia #Immersionist #affectivememory #huntersthompson #art

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Impossible to Understand from Endogenous Series, 2010-2012

 

Any significance would be impossible to understand. When you do understand, it would be indescribable. Everything is different when there is no meaning. - Ai Weiwei

 

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Impossible to Understand from Endogenous Series, 2010-2012

 

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Chase Alias gets into the mind state of conceptual artists Ai Weiwei particularly embracing his ideals and philosophies about how he feels nudity is not pornography. Perhaps Chase is taking its to a slightly elevated level though. What is he saying about pornography? Certainly nothing more graphic or shocking than his Conceptual Art Photography forefathers did such as Mapplethorpe, Serrano or even Thomas Ruff.

 

David S Pollack aka Chase Alias hopes to bring to light with his new Endogenous Series how backwards moving our cultural standards have become. As an Immersionist he look back in envy at the freedoms which artists used to be able to express themselves without having to worry about cultural and even legal action being taken against them.

 

Immersionism is a young art movement which combines Lewittian Conceptualism with Method Acting practices and principles. Stanislavsky and Strasberg Acting Methods which utilize sense memory and affective memory are an Immersionist's base. Lewittian Conceptualism adheres to the ideal that the medium is not the message, the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.

 

Ai Weiwei. Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 (Writing Art) (Kindle Locations 1052-1053). Kindle Edition.

 

HDR Video Screen Capture as played on Adobe Quicktime. Originally capture on a Flip Video

HD.

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“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

 

from Who I M Seies, 2010 - 2014,

Affective Memory Screen Capture by Immersionist Chase Alias includes Instant Message Conversations.

 

Unique Digital Work #chasealias #endogenous #theorizeart #screencapture #NewMedia #Immersionist #affectivememory #huntersthompson #art

One Possible Reality from Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012

 

#chasealias #immersionism #aiweiwei #endogenous

 

Once photography has broken away from its original function as technique or means for documentation, it is merely a fleeting state of existence that has been transformed into one possible reality. It is this transformation that makes photography a kind of movement and gives it it's distinct significance: it is merely one type of existence. -Ai WeiWei

 

Ai Weiwei. Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 (Writing Art)

 

July 2011

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Original Dimensions:34" x 37.6", 320dpi, 32Bits/Channel

Copyright:CC Pollack Images @ Studio ChaseMe

 

David S Pollack aka Chase Alias hopes to bring to light with his new Endogenous Series how backwards moving our cultural standards have become. As an Immersionist he look back in envy at the freedoms which artists used to be able to express themselves without having to worry about cultural and even legal action being taken against them.

 

Immersionism is a young art movement which combines Lewittian Conceptualism with Method Acting practices and principles. Stanislavsky and Strasberg Acting Methods which utilize sense memory and affective memory are an Immersionist's base. Lewittian Conceptualism adheres to the ideal that the medium is not the message, the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.

 

By turning the camera on himself, and selecting the photographic Genre of self-portraiture, David Pollack is attempting to create a canon of works consisting of probing, surprising, and thoughtful images. Although, the majority of his photographs are pictures of him, however, these photographs are most definitely not self-portraits. Rather, Pollack uses himself as a vehicle for commentary on a variety of issues of the modern world. Pollack employs acting, in particular method acting, to create characters and lifestyles in which these characters choose to exist. He employs concepts of method acting to create characters, such as Chase Alias. He lives his life completely immersed in these characters lifestyles for years before building his installations ands then finally photographing himself as these characters.

"I try to see myself as a sacrifice, just to show the kids they ain't the only ones who up at night." -Kid Cudi

 

from Who I M Seies, 2010 - 2014,

Affective Memory Screen Capture by Immersionist Chase Alias includes Instant Message Conversations.

 

Unique Digital Work #chasealias #endogenous #theorizeart #screencapture #NewMedia #Immersionist

 

#art

 

A State of Insecurity from Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012

 

Our considerations tend to stop at a certain level, on a level that provides a sense of security. How many people willingly locate themselves in a state of insecurity? -Ai WeiWei

 

Chase Alias attempts to get into the mind state of Conceptual Artists Ai Weiwei particularly embracing some of his ideals and philosophies. This work is particularly inspired by the activist artist's struggles and triumphs throughout the year.

 

David S Pollack aka Chase Alias hopes to bring to light with his new Endogenous Series how backwards moving our cultural standards have become. As an Immersionist he look back in envy at the freedoms which artists used to be able to express themselves without having to worry about cultural and even legal action being taken against them.

 

Immersionism is a young art movement which combines Lewittian Conceptualism with Method Acting practices and principles. Stanislavsky and Strasberg Acting Methods which utilize sense memory and affective memory are an Immersionist's base. Lewittian Conceptualism adheres to the ideal that the medium is not the message, the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.

 

#aiweiwei #chasealias #immersionism

 

Ai Weiwei. Ai Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 (Writing Art)

The very purpose of spirituality is self-discipline. Rather than criticizing others, we should evaluate and criticize ourselves. -Dalai Lama

 

Mornin Drink: From Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012

Affective Memory Screen Capture by Immersionist Chase Alias

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Be vulnerable like a child foreboding joy. -Chase Alias

 

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Will Someone please tell me exactly what is so controversial about a Method Actor/Conceptual Artist creating an artwork to promote HIV awareness? Particularly to his own community. My goodness how backwards has our society become?

 

So this is Christmas, huh. Another year over and a new one about to begin. "What year is it anyway?" Robert thinks to himself. The last few years have all just sorts blurred themselves together in his mind. Bouncing around from house to house and state to state. Going where the cool wond Takes him. Ya dig! In one of Roberts rare moments of clarity he remembers to take his Atripla. "I hope these work this time" he says. He sure is happy with his gay doctor who understands him and his current lifestyle enough to give him the HIV drug prophylactically. Cuz the last few nights have been so unforgettable they remain a blur. With all of these guys throwing around all of these letters, T, C, G and D and no one stopping for a moment to even ask if he's poz. Let alone put on a condom. Condoms in this world are the taboo. What a word, what a christmas. Oh well, thinks robert, here's to a happy New Year.

 

David S Pollack aka Chase Alias hopes to bring to light with his new Endogenous Series how backwards moving our cultural standards have become. As an Immersionist he look back in envy at the freedoms which artists used to be able to express themselves without having to worry about cultural and even legal action being taken against them.

 

Immersionism is a young art movement which combines Lewittian Conceptualism with Method Acting practices and principles. Stanislavsky and Strasberg Acting Methods which utilize sense memory and affective memory are an Immersionist's base. Lewittian Conceptualism adheres to the ideal that the medium is not the message, the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.

 

This is a role being played by Chase Alias an actor. But for way too many young gay men out in the world, lost and alone, they play this role every day. Lets keep our wits about us when we go to blow our minds.

 

The Idea Machine from Endogenous Series, 2010-2012

 

The Medium is not the Message, the idea brcomes the machine that makes the art. #chasealias

#immersionism

#endogenous

 

David S Pollack aka Chase Alias hopes to bring to light with his new Endogenous Series how backwards moving our cultural standards have become. As an Immersionist he look back in envy at the freedoms which artists used to be able to express themselves without having to worry about cultural and even legal action being taken against them.

 

Immersionism is a young art movement which combines Lewittian Conceptualism with Method Acting practices and principles. Stanislavsky and Strasberg Acting Methods which utilize sense memory and affective memory are an Immersionist's base. Lewittian Conceptualism adheres to the ideal that the medium is not the message, the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.

 

HDR Video Still form an HD Video Screen Capture, Originally Filmed with an HD Flip Camera

All that we do is done with an eye toward something else. -Aristotle Obliquity from Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012 Affective Memory Screen Capture by Immersionist Chase Alias

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these are the groupings in our immersion

No Focus, 2014

 

No Focus, 2014

 

Immersion Art and Gonzo Journalism,

from Chase Alias' series,

"Evil Daddies of Fairfield County", 2009 - Present

evildaddies.blogspot.com

 

Sent from my mobile.

_____________________________________________________________

I offered u so much

U have no clue "Who I M"

U are not Unique yet

Just a scared animal afraid if his shadow

I just wanted to help

Still do

Charles Will never help u

He is a selfish user

It's what my work exposes

But you haven't even taken the time to realize that I am a notable figure in Immrsion Journalism

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immersionism

Notable figures.

David S Pollack

Actually read it

And understand that the series "Who I M" by Chase Alias an Immersionist Character of Artist David Pollack began as a series called "What we Found on Craigslist..." The video interview is a crucial to the relevance and understanding of my Immersion as Chase.

 

In a sense Charles is What I Found on Craigslist.

U really should read the series

 

Watch the video

Read my writing

Don't even think you can outsmart him

never

In actuality I am the only person he has ever been afraid of

U see true intelligence and wisdom is deceptive

And can be easily pocketed until needed

Something a true sociopath can not deal with easily.

 

Charles always assume. He has the advantage

In every way!

He is the player.

U are the Game

 

Matching wits and intelligence has never been an issue until he met me

 

U see my end game was never apparent to him and that frightens someone who spends there entire life in a lie

I guess thats what you two have in common.

Living a lie..

My only goal was exposure

After all

I'm a photographer

An Artist

An Immersionist

A Journalist

And while he stated he wanted a sober companion to help him stop drinking and drugging

He lied

The reality is he want the bad boy fuck-up

So when he gets sicker and sicker there is A live in scapegoat

well have fun being the new pet.

 

Oh and by the way. I took a survey. And almost everyone agrees. It doesn't matter what u call yourself. Gay or Straight. If you choose to have a sexual relationship with someone of the same sex at any point u can categorize yourself as Gay.

 

But who needs the Stigma, Right!

 

If u tell someone of the same sex u are "straight" but u can only have sex with them when u are high.

Not only are u Gay.

You have serious issues.

Change feels great

I feel free

Wish the real bear would join me

Maybe one day u will

Hope u survive

 

No Focus, 2014 on flickr: flic.kr/p/mpm74i

 

Immersion Art and Gonzo Journalism Gone Wild. David S Pollack aka Chase Alias, Cubby and Holden Vance III create unique journalistic viewpoints on the evil men who constantly "Chase" after him. These men only wanting to use young men for sex and drugs. Since Connecticut passed their Same Sex law many of these very affluent men have found themselves in quite a quandary......

 

SAME OLD BEAR, SAME LOVE, 2014: CHASE ALIAS EXPLORES SEXUALITY GONZO STYLE.

MARCH 23, 2014

Im Over It!

 

What is Human Sexuality?

 

Can a person who insists they are “Straight” be telling the truth if they will do anything when it comes to getting high? Even ask those around them to do things they are not comfortable with. And when they refuse, throw them away like trash.

 

This work and other Immersion Art:

saatchiart.com/chasealias www.saatchiart.com/art/New-Media-No-Focus/679882/1963764/...

 

evildaddies.blogspot.com/2014/03/same-old-bear-same-love-...

The Artist Animates: From Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012

 

The artist animates his work as a child his toys. -Patti Smith, Just Kids

 

David S Pollack elucidates the word of Patti Smith so eloquently written in her book "Just Kids". The book delves into the relationship between Smith and artist Robert Mapplethorpe. The influence of Mapplethorpe's controversial art is prevalent in most of Pollack's works especially his series Searching for My Very Own Wagstaff, 2010 -2012.

 

David S Pollack aka Chase Alias hopes to bring to light with his new Endogenous Series how backwards moving our cultural standards have become. As an Immersionist he look back in envy at the freedoms which artists used to be able to express themselves without having to worry about cultural and even legal action being taken against them.

 

Immersionism is a young art movement which combines Lewittian Conceptualism with Method Acting practices and principles. Stanislavsky and Strasberg Acting Methods which utilize sense memory and affective memory are an Immersionist's base. Lewittian Conceptualism adheres to the ideal that the medium is not the message, the idea becomes a machine that makes the art.

 

HDR Video Still form an HD Video Screen Capture, Originally Filmed with an HD Flip Camera

 

Leslie Samuels, producer and director of Wild Child Productions, Valentine's Party, Williamsburg Feb 1998. Photo copyright Eva Schicker, all rights reserved.

 

Immersionist Archives

www.immersionism.net

 

North Brooklyn Pneumatic Archives:

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Shipshewana, Indiana.

 

I asked April to Google the "Church of the Brethren", which seemed to be the predominant denomination in the area. I have a lot more respect for what she read to me than the mega-church über-evangelicals I went to college with.

 

Here's what Wiki says about the Church of the Brethren.

 

Beliefs

 

Non-creedalism

 

The Brethren state that they have "no creed but the New Testament." If there is a single part of the New Testament that is most pointed to as a guide for member's life it is The Sermon on the Mount. The early Brethren were very meticulous in applying the New Testament to every situation. For example, they baptize in a forward direction because "we are baptized into his death," and at the moment of his death, Jesus' head fell forward.

 

When disagreements arise as to the correct interpretation of New Testament passages, the final authority for settling such disputes is the Annual Conference. The minutes of Annual Conference give a clear picture of what matters have been in dispute and how Brethren interpret the New Testament.

 

Brethren espouse the basic beliefs of Christianity, such as the divinity of Christ. They emphasize peace, simplicity, the equality of believers, and consistent obedience to Christ.

 

They also believe that "faith without works is dead&quot, and have been heavily involved in disaster relief and other charitable work. Brethren often describe themselves in terms of what they do rather than what they believe.

 

Peace

 

The Church of the Brethren is one of the historic peace churches. Its position is summarized in the phrase, "all war is sin" (Annual Conference, 1935). Many Brethren have declined to engage in military service. Some have been imprisoned for that stance.

 

During the Second World War, Brethren worked with the government to create a system of alternative service, which would allow conscientious objectors to serve their nation and humanity through non-violent service. Alternative service has evolved into "Brethren Volunteer Service," a church agency that places many young people and some older persons in volunteer human service jobs, usually for a one-year term.

 

Despite the church's official peace stance there are many members of the Church of the Brethren that do not agree with pacifism. This was made particularly evident when, during the Second World War 80% of the men in the Church of the Brethren entered active duty in the military. Another 10% served as noncombatants in the military with only 10% taking Conscientious objector status.

 

Priesthood of all Believers

 

Brethren follow a non-hierarchical pattern of church life. In the past, most congregations were served by multiple "free" ministers, who supported themselves through other occupations. Today, most congregations have paid pastors, but their function is still somewhat limited, with the laity still taking a very active role in ministerial work.

 

Simplicity

 

Brethren have been urged (and in earlier times compelled) to live a relatively simple life-style. At various points in their history, Brethren have been discouraged from attending carnivals, swearing oaths, driving motorized vehicles, attending secular colleges, joining secret societies, filing lawsuits, gambling, and using tobacco or alcoholic beverages.

 

Simplicity was once very noticeable in Brethren dress and grooming. Men would wear black coats with no collar, and hooks instead of buttons (often referred to as a 'Brethren Suit'). They would wear beards, but no mustaches. The mustache was seen as a sign of belonging to the military. Also, the beards were cut in a manner to avoid interference with the kiss of peace.

 

In addition, they wore broad-brimmed black hats. Women would wear long dresses in dull colors, and a "prayer covering&quot. Today, the "Brethren Suit" still is worn in the most conservative congregations, although some men dress in a simple style by wearing a collared shirt in a single color without a tie, while women in these congregations may continue to practice the use of a prayer covering. The traditional Brethren dress is very similar to the clothing of the present-day Amish.

 

Most Brethren were well-acculturated by the second half of the twentieth century. Today, many members of the church take simplicity to mean living a more ecologically friendly lifestyle by consuming less and being aware of the effect of their choices on the earth and other people (see simple living).

 

Ordinances

 

The Brethren avoid the use of the term "sacraments," preferring the term "ordinances." This refers to the symbolic actions ordered by Jesus Christ and practiced by the early church. The Brethren ordinances are:

 

Anointing for healing

 

A supplicant is administered a small amount of oil on his forehead. This is followed by the laying on of hands and a prayer for wholeness. This is not to be confused with extreme unction (last rites), since healing is prayed for and expected. Healing is explicitly stated to include emotional and spiritual, as well as physical healing.

 

Anointing and laying on of hands have also been used for other purposes, such as consecrating someone for missions or other special service.

 

Believer's Baptism

 

The Brethren believe that baptism is an outward sign of an inward experience of salvation. Hence, baptism is not performed until one is able to understand and accept the message of the gospel, typically at about age thirteen. In the early years of the denomination, the age at baptism was generally older. The mode of baptism is trine (three times) immersion in a forward direction, followed by laying on of hands for the impartation of the Holy Spirit.

 

In the early years of the church, people coming into the Church of the Brethren from other denominations were expected to be re-baptized. Today, most congregations will receive members by reaffirmation of faith or by letter of transfer from another congregation or denomination.

 

Love Feast

 

The Brethren love feast is a conscious imitation of Jesus' last supper with his disciples. It begins with foot washing symbolizing humility and service. They then share a meal, symbolizing fellowship. Finally, they share the bread and cup communion, symbolizing participation in Christ's suffering and death. There may also be hymns and a sermon, as well as a preliminary time of self-examination.

 

Congregations typically hold love feast on Maundy Thursday and again about six months later. Some congregations also have bread-and-cup communion periodically during regular worship services.

 

Changes over time

 

The group of Christians who organized themselves into a church at Schwarzenau, Germany in 1708 originally referred to themselves as the Neuen Täufer (New Baptists). The name aluded to the use of the name Täufer (Baptists) by the Mennonites.

 

After the reorganization of the church in America in 1723, they were known as German Baptists (although this name was not officially recognized until 1836, when the Annual Meeting called itself "The Fraternity of German Baptists"). In 1871, the denomination adopted the name, "The German Baptist Brethren Church," and Brethren were more colloquially as Dunkers or Tunkers (from the German for immersionists).

 

In 1728, Conrad Beissel, a Brethren minister at Conestoga (Lancaster County, PA) renounced his association with the Brethren and formed his own group at Ephrata, Pennsylvania. They came to be known as the Ephrata Cloister. Beissel practiced a mystical form of Christianity. He encouraged celibacy and a vegetarian diet.

 

The Great Schism

 

After the Beissel split, all later splits in the church were based on doctrinal differences[9]. The more conservative members emphasized consistency and obedience. They opposed the use of musical instruments, Sunday Schools, and worldly amusements. They promoted plain dress, simple lifestyle, and church discipline. The progressives in the church focused on grace and acceptance. They promoted higher education, salaried ministers, Sunday Schools, and revivalism. The majority of Brethren held a moderate position between the two extremes.

 

In 1869 and again in 1880, a group of Brethren in the Miami Valley of Ohio submitted a petition to Annual Conference pleading for a halt to liberalization and a return to traditional Brethren values. On each occasion, a more moderately worded substitute petition was submitted to the delegates. The rewording was totally unacceptable to the Miami Valley group.

 

In 1881, they resubmitted their petition to Annual Conference. This time it was rejected on a technicality that it had not come through a district meeting. In November of 1881, the conservatives met and formally split from the Church of the Brethren to form the Old German Baptist Brethren. They held their first annual meeting in 1882.

 

Meanwhile, Henry Holsinger, a leader of the progressives in the church, had published some writings that were called slanderous and schismatic. As a result, he was disfellowshipped from the 1882 annual meeting of the Brethren. He met with other progressives on June 6 and 7, 1883, and formed the Brethren Church.

 

At the Annual Conference of 1908 at Des Moines, Iowa, the name of the denomination was officially changed from the German Baptist Brethren to the Church of the Brethren. According to William Eberly, the name change was precipitated by the predominant use of English in the church and to further distance themselves from the Old German Baptist Brethren.

 

Recent developments

 

Since the end of the Second World War, church and member positions on social issues have caused further divisions between congregations, districts, and individuals within the church. Particularly difficult issues which have been the source of much debate and division include the authority of the Bible, the ordination of women, tolerance of homosexuality, and the promotion of ecumenicalism.

 

At the 1958 Annual Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, trine immersion was no longer required for all members, women were given an ordination status equal to men, love feast was opened to members of any church, and bread and cup communion was permitted without having love feast. In response, at the 1959 Annual Conference in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, a group of conservative and evangelical Brethren joined to form the Brethren Revival Fellowship (BRF). It describes itself as a loyal concern movement within the Church of the Brethren. The BRF promotes simple dress, biblical inerrancy, church discipline, and a much more evangelical worldview than the denomination as a whole. It has been critical of the church's involvement in political and social causes and its involvement with the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches.

 

Promoting the more liberal ideas, including changing the name of the church because it is seen to be sexist and exclusionary of women, tolerance of homosexuals (as members and as ministers), and increased social and political activity are groups such as Women's Caucus, Voices for an Open Spirit, and the Brethren Mennonite Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Interests (BMC).

 

Although a great divide exists within the church on these issues, the official position of the Church is that of "unity in diversity", which allows for decisions at the district and congregational level to determine church positions and practice.

 

Membership today

 

Although no formal splits have occurred recently, the Church of the Brethren, like many other mainline churches, has suffered a steep, steady decline in membership from about 203,000 members in 1963 to 129,340 in 2005. Studies were underway in 2006 to determine the reasons for this decline. Some key things found in the report were: the Church is too prideful and needs to live more in humility, and the Church needs to remove idols, and has lost its first love for Jesus as found in Rev. II. Despite the overall decline, there has been a noteworthy growth in the church in Puerto Rico (where it is called "Iglesia de los Hermanos"), since the late 1970s. It has also spread into other countries including the Dominican Republic.

 

In Nigeria, the Church of the Brethren is known as Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria, or the EYN. Mission work began in Nigeria in 1923 and the membership of EYN, which must be renewed annually, reached 148,000 members in 2002, surpassing the membership of the US-based church.

 

Structure

 

The Brethren practice the "priesthood of all believers," and their structure is egalitarian. Some members still address each other as "Brother Smith" or "Sister Jones," for example. The practice is more common in the Eastern United States. Even the moderator of Annual Conference, the highest elected office in the church, is addressed as "Brother (or sister) Moderator."

 

Ministry

 

The term "minister" is understood as a functional role rather than an hierarchical position of authority. In the early days, most congregations had several ministers chosen ("called" or "elected") by the members of the congregation. The concept of a professional pastor (first explicitly permitted in 1911) has slowly become the predominant model, although many congregations still have "free" (nonsalaried) ministers and plural ministry.

 

There have been three degrees of ministry in the Church of the Brethren:

 

* The first degree (now known as licensed minister) is bestowed on those who are considering serving as ministers. The first degree is a time for education and self-examination, after which the individual either advances to the second degree or returns to lay status.

* The second degree minister or ordained minister is one who intends to continue serving in a ministerial role, usually, but not always as a professional pastor, teacher, counselor, or administrator.

* The third degree of minister, also known as an elder, serves as a head minister and supervises other ministers in a congregation. Some elders were perceived as being arrogant regarding their position, and the Annual Conference of 1967 decided that no elders would be elected after that time. Some congregations in the Southern Pennsylvania and Atlantic Northeast Districts still elect elders.

 

The Brethren also select deacons in most congregations. They assist in ministerial functions, particularly by tending to the physical and spiritual needs of individual members. Often, a husband and wife will serve together as deacons.

 

Officers

 

The leading officers in the Church of the Brethren for business purposes are called moderators. Their principal function is to chair business meetings. There are congregational moderators, district moderators, and an annual conference (denominational) moderator. In recent years, the annual conference moderator has been elected a year in advance, and in the interim serves as "moderator elect."

 

Geographical structure

 

Geographically, the church is divided into congregations, which have indistinct and often overlapping geographic boundaries. Since 1856, congregations are collected into districts (23 as of 2006), whose boundaries are clear and usually correspond with state borders or county lines. The vast majority of present congregations are located east of the Mississippi.

 

Each congregation also selects delegates to serve at an Annual Conference (sometimes called annual meeting), which is the final human authority in questions of faith and practice. Issues that cannot be resolved on a local level, or which have implications for the church as a whole are framed as "queries," which are submitted by a congregation to the district (since 1866), and then, if necessary, are passed on to Annual Conference. Typically, a committee is formed to study the matter, and an answer is reported and adopted by a vote of the delegates at a subsequent Annual Conference.

 

Boards and Committees

 

The Brethren have numerous boards and committees (sometimes called "teams") that can be either temporary or permanent and either highly focused on one issue (e.g. evangelism) or general in scope. The most important of these are the General Board (General Brotherhood Board until 1968), which carries out the policies established by Annual Conference, and the Standing Committee and Annual Conference Council, which interprets Annual Conference decisions.

 

Other Annual Conference agencies include Bethany Theological Seminary, Brethren Benefit Trust, Association of Brethren Caregivers, and On Earth Peace Assembly.

Everything is different when there is no meaning.

-Ai Weiwei

 

From Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012

 

Affective Memory Screen Capture by Chase Alias an Immersionist Work

 

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Some Taoists believe immortality is the attaining of spiritual freedom through effortless spontaneity and creativity.

 

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Imola Nagy pictured here at a Valentines party in Williamsburg in Feb 1998, produced by Leslie Samuels' Wild Child Productions Photo copyright Eva Schicker, all rights reserved.

 

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Amy Shapiro, a mover and shaker of immersive culture in NYC. Pictured here at a Valentines party in Williamsburg in Feb 1998, produced by Leslie Samuels' Wild Child Productions Photo copyright Eva Schicker, all rights reserved.

 

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Capturing Perfection is simple if you change your perception 0f perfection. -Chase Alias from Who I M Series, 2010 - 2014,

Affective Memory Screen Capture by Immersionist Chase Alias includes Instant Message Conversations.

 

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Leslie Samuels, performance in a Lower East Side Synagogue, October 1995. Photo by Eva Schicker.

 

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Leslie Samuels, producer and director of Wild Child Productions, is pictured here at a Valentine's Party in Williamsburg Feb 1998. Photo copyright Eva Schicker, all rights reserved.

 

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In "St Torley" vestments @ the 1st Church of Rosedale in Caledon Penzance

Identifier: tdewitttalmag00bank

Title: T. DeWitt Talmage : his life and work : biographical edition

Year: 1902 (1900s)

Authors: Banks, Louis Albert, 1855-1933 Talmage, Frank De Witt

Subjects: Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902 Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902 Presbyterian Church Clergy

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tinfluential officials at St. Petersburg. He said: I am of the Church of England.Myself, an American, of still another denomination of Christians, and neverhaving been inside a Greek Church in my life until I went to Russia, could nothave received more consideration had I been baptized in the Greek Church andall my life worshiped at her altars. I had it demonstrated to me very plainlythat a mans religion in Russia has nothing to do with his preferment for eitheroffice or social position. The only questions taken into such consideration arehonestv, fidelity, morality and adaptation. 1 had not been in St. Petersburg anhour before I received an invitation to preach the Gospel of Christ as Ibelieved it. You may go right up to St. Petersburg, and Moscow, with your Episcopalliturgy, or your Presbyterian catechism, or your Congregationalisms Liberalism,or your Immersionists Baptistry, or any other religion, and if you mind yourown affairs and let others mind theirs, you will not be molested.

 

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Leslie Samuels, performance in a Lower East Side Synagogue, October 1995. Blue angles shadow dancing. Photo by Eva Schicker.

 

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e xwllent immersionists in Mabini and frenz

Immersionist or Augmentationist?

Taking center stage -- Rose and Joshua!

Leslie Samuels, performance in a Lower East Side Synagogue, October 1995. Photo by Eva Schicker.

 

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In this premiere episode of Art Histories, we explore an extreme version of art predicting life, as immersionist artist David Henry Brown Jr. gives us the details on his performance art stunt advocating for the presidency of Donald Trump back in 1999. Going undercover as a run-of-the-mill...

 

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In this premiere episode of Art Histories, we explore an extreme version of art predicting life, as immersionist artist David Henry Brown Jr. gives us the details on his performance art stunt advocating for the presidency of Donald Trump back in 1999. Going undercover as a run-of-the-mill...

 

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Leslie Samuels, performance in a Lower East Side Synagogue, October 1995. Photo by Eva Schicker.

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I'm glad I was able to find a church on the continent of Zindra. I was also

releaved not to have run across this obvious affront to traditional values

on the mainland.

Leslie Samuels, performance in a Lower East Side Synagogue, October 1995. Photo by Eva Schicker.

 

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Leslie Samuels, performance in a Lower East Side Synagogue, October 1995. Blue angles shadow dancing. Photo by Eva Schicker.

 

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I received notification of having entered into the state of being "TAGGED." I felt compelled to reply in kind even though I received assurances that I was under no obligation to participate. That is just how this unit rolls, yo.

 

1. I was manufactured on that large moon orbiting Uranus.

 

10. I am not only the sum of my parts, I am also the product and the square root of my sums. Because I prefer to keep my sums positive, I rarely end up bathing myself in irrational solutions.

 

11. My name is a pun but it also is a sexual innuendo; joining together my three favorite things in the universe: humor, sex, and food.

 

100. The Avatar Rendering Cost of my cyborg form is 2912.

 

101. I have an almost purely human form but I keep that around mostly for my baybee when we be makin teh sechs or when we have company and they're all freaked out about our mixed-being relationship.

 

110. I have never been to band camp but I have been banned from camp.

 

111. Loud noises and spinny, busy environments actually make me ill in RL. So if I suddenly walk away from such things, don't be offended please. No one wants vomit in a keyboard.

 

1000. I don't happen to think that people speak and interact with their friends entirely in gestures are stupid. I happen to think they're behaving in a stupid way and may in fact be irredeemably stupid, but one is hardly proof of the other.

 

1001. I am 80% immersionist; 20% augmentalist. To my VERY close friends I'm just me and they're just them and it works out fine.

 

1010. I. Like. Big. Butts and I cannot lie...

 

1011. I manufacture my own spare parts and am nuclear powered yet I can be brought to a halt by Lord Linden's masterful viewer technology.

 

1100. I never use voice... that you know of. I can hear you talking, however.

 

1101. If you ask me for help, I will help you if I can. If I can't, I'll look for others who can. But please don't ask me for help if you don't want it or won't appreciate it when it arrives. That kinda pisses me off and makes me want to hate some people -- starting with you.

 

1110. Not everything I do in world makes sense.. not even to me. If I begin to make some sense, please tell me so I can stop that craziness right away.

 

1111. I appreciate solace and that's why sometimes you'll see me sitting all alone. Don't think for a second though that I don't want to talk to you. IMs are a good way to get my attention. On the other hand, I can be all alone in a crowd. Years of practice.

 

10000. All your sim are belong to us.

 

BActh 1 immersionist expect the guy in Strip T-shrt w/ shade...