Isaac Pool, Debbee Pool, Grandparents house, Mesa AZ circa 1987. A sunset taken from inside a home framed by an archway on a patio and then again by a glass window and window frame
Mesa AZ, 35mm snapshot, c. 1986 - 1987, Debbie Pool



Writing

Light Stain, 2015, book

Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50, with David Geer, QED, 2019

A Jet Ski is Being Ridden, unbag, 2018

40 Volume, HAUNT Journal, 2016

Alien She, 2013, eBook

BOMB Portfolio, 2016

ykepool.info, 2012-2015




Audio




"Untitled Mood Lighting", 2021, Work-in-progress performance for video, 35 minutes (excerpt)



40 Volume, performance for video, 2018-2019




Doing A, 2012





Isaac Pool, 40 Volume, White, a vase covered in soiled white socks with the chain of a dong hanging from its mouth
White, 2013, glass vase, socks, hairgel, and chained rubber dong

Isaac Pool, 40 Volume, Stater Pack, a plastic cucumber strapped to a pink lightbulb, mascara, eyeliner, and lipgloss.
Starter Pack, 2017, ceramic and wire base, plastic cucumber, rubberband, lightbulb, eyeliner, mascara, and Heatherette for MAC lipgloss





Isaac Pool & Crystal Palmer, Good Piece of Food, A man made of bread is propped up by a small baugette and stands at the bottom of a large inset window sill with people walking outside
Papy (de Chez Papy), 2016, bread. With Crystal Palmer



Isaac Pool & Crystal Palmer, Good Piece of Food, A dog bed made from a denim jacket with the United Auto Workers logo emobssed on its back
Love Don't Live Here Anymore, 2015, denim, fabric, newspaper. With Crystal Palmer






Isaac Pool A Alternatives. A plank of black plexiglass sits on a terracotta colored rubber mat that flaps off the wall onto the floor. The plank holds a photograph with a hairclip and a brastrap. The photograph depicts a spraypainted banner that says BECAUSE with a wicker basket hanging below and two towers of cans taped together above. The setting is an attic apartment with an 80's softcore pornographic glam poster of two blond women on the nearest wall.
Because, 2013, acrylic, digital c-print, hardware, Playboy Bunny bra strap, hair clip, rubber mat

Isaac Pool A Alternatives. A video still of a white person in a shiny, skimpy pop star outfit sitting on a bed in a hotel. They are closing their eyes and smiling while a brown woman in the back unpacks a suitcase on the bed. A subtitle on the screen reads this body foreclosure has a price
A Alternatives, 2013, 35 minutes

Isaac Pool A Alternatives. A broken wicker basket encased by a blonde wig and clumped cat litter.
Untitled Wig, 2013, wig, woven basket, cat litter, hairspray





Isaac Pool a A broken mirror ball patched with spackle, reflective tape, and chrome chain mail trimming reflects small beams of light onto a wall that holds a costume hanging from a retail clothing rack that's been plastered into the wall. The costume is a headset for a child's pop star look and comes with a small bag of glitter. The product reads Drama QUEENS, Rock Star Mic.
More, most, variable, Repaired mirror ball, pin spotlight, Slatwall inset and hook, packaged costume headset, 2021





The Substitute, a collage on paper. A late 1980's paparazzi photograph of Madonna with yellow-blonde hair and holding a bouquet of yellow roses sits facing forward, looking away from the camera in the back of a black car. The photograph is from a book and fragments of text are cut off by a sheet of bronze leaf with a large chunk missing from the center placed on top. The text reads Fame does...price tag. When all the...
"The Substitute," 2012, Bronze leaf, book clipping, paper




RENTAL, a still from a VHS video. A white person in a dramatic dance pose points their elbow at the camera and looks downward while wearing a long black glove and a costume made of a colorful bathing suit and stuffed animals. There is a banner in teh background that reads SALE
RENTAL, VHS still, performance project, 2005-2007

Teenage Whore, 2005





Isaac Pool Erased Witig. A scan of Monique Wittig's The Straight Mind with all of the text digitially removed
Erased Wittig 2012, Alien She eBook cover




Isaac Pool, Light Stain. A photograph of a bedroom shelf with ten decorative vases shaped like women's heads. There is a decorative border on the wall with a repeating scene of a bridge over a pond between gardens inspired by Claude Monet's waterlilly paintings
Mom's room, 35mm snapshot, c. 2000 - 2002






 

Isaac Pool's approach is rooted in a promiscuous crossing of disciplines including performance, sculpture, and poetry. Pool's work challenges limits of identification and embraces fantasy as a tool for self-determination and social survival – a way of rerouting shared dissonances into assemblages of belonging. Pool has performed and exhibited internationally with solo shows in New York, Detroit, and Brussels. A book of poems and photographs in print, Light Stain, is available from What Pipeline, Detroit, and Alien She, an ebook dedicated to Mark Aguhar, is available from Klaus eBooks.

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