Field Transitions | Memory Screens, an installation of new video works by Sean Capone, will be on view at the Dumbo Arts Center
from Thursday, July 22 through Sunday, August 8, 2010. Sean Capone received attention for his large-scale, atmospheric video projections of computer-animated florals, seen most recently in the Archway tunnel beneath the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, and in the atrium of the Museum of Modern Art during the Armory Fair opening gala. This show will be Sean's first solo gallery exhibition in New York.
The installation will include new videos that expand upon the pattern-and-decoration themes of previous works, while considering the surface effects of the video projection within the gallery space itself. The 'special effects' of media and cinema are explored as a shifting field of illusions, codes, and sensational desires; but, rather than appropriating or sampling, the artist creates his own high-tech visual grammar based on our shared experience of this media language. The title of the work is inspired by Freud's notion of the "screen memory", a form of remembrance that depends upon substitution and fantasy, displacements and false representations.
Sean Capone is from Rochester NY, and received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has lived and worked in New York City since 2004. His studio The Supernature was established in 2007 to explore aesthetic applications of the moving image in online and physical environments.