The Life of Dave J.

The Life of Dave J.

Strategies of Authorship

„The goal of this project was to create a fictive person, to create a portrait of a person that doesn’t leave any questions. It was a long process of forming and initiating every character and the stories around them. My character is called „Dave J.“ who became a Rockstar after winning in a Casting Show. At first, everything went well for him but in the end he couldn’t handle the pressure that came with his job anymore. Eventually, he died in a controversial car crash. The story is told from the view of a police officer who tries to understand the death of Dave J. Was it actually a drug-induced accident or might he have committed suicide? The project is visualized as a „white board“ on which you can see every step in the Life of Dave J. and how it breaks apart after a while. You can reconstruct his feelings while reading parts of his diary and there are many signs hidden in his song titles as well.“