Los Angeles, CA
Eric Saks’s work integrates his experience in both experimental media and commercial production. His videos include the installations Infinity and Show and Tell, and the films Creosote and Straight Talk About Deserts. Saks’s work has been screened on public television, and at numerous festivals and galleries. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and grants from the Annenberg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others.Saks’ fifteen-year career has focused on the topics of telephony, gun control, hazardous waste, underground youth lifestyle, and spirituality. In addressing contemporary issues Saks’ projects center on individuals wrestling with ways to preserve individuality while participating in community.
Eric Saks’s work integrates his experience in both experimental media and commercial production.Artist Bio
Yellow Pages is a series of anti-smoking Internet and broadcast Public Service Announcements aimed at diverse audiences. The PSAs are devised as a campaign that unfolds over time through “viral” marketing techniques. Viewers are compelled to learn about the negative effects and implications of genetically modified tobacco being developed by “Big Tobacco.” Each PSA refers to a website where viewers can learn more about genetically engineered tobacco products and other genetic issues.