MAY 7 to 10, 2013, PROJECT/ion presents URBAN DREAMS: video works by Daniel Askill, Joe Hamilton, Rafael Rozendaal, Ken Solomon on the screens of The Old Bowery Station 6pm to 6am.
"Dreams rise in the darkness and catch fire from the mirage of moving light. What happens on the screen isn't quite real; it leaves open a vague cloudy space (…) Hurry hurry, cream yourself full of dreams to carry you through the life that's waiting for you"
Louis Ferdinand Celine, Journey to the end of the night, 1932
PROJECT/ion presents Urban Dreams, a series of video projections where unfamiliar and eerie cityscapes, loom beyond the horizon with a supernatural glow. Daniel Askill, Joe Hamilton, Rafael Rozendaal and Ken Solomon embark us on a chimerical journey where urban landscapes blend with chromatic dreams and digital utopia.
Daniel Askill will present the video work We have decided not to die. A modern day, allegorical triptych where three urban figures undergo transformation through three rituals. Daniel Askill draws his audience in an emotional journey through the power of spirituality, rituals and dreams.
Ken Solomon will show the single channel video Love Letter, where a character played by the artist is seen walking in the street through numerous frames, each frame wiping off the screen. On the way, he passes numerous mailboxes but can never commit to mail the letter he carries. The endless walk in the street becomes a disorienting journey, a senseless dream where everything gets repeated.
Joe Hamilton’s Trouble in Utopia and Survey are two recent video works created through animated collage, numerous layers, transitions and perspectives. They present a disorientating hyper-reality in which what is real and what is fiction are seamlessly blended together so that there is no clear distinction between where one ends and the other begins.
Rafael Rozendaal will present the video works Stagnation means decline and Val avanti, following his line of inquiry into pictorial spaces, geometrical structures and urban outlines. Rozendaal reverses the engineering reality into condensed bits, in a space somewhere between animated cartoons and paintings.
PROJECT/ion is curated by Mark Brown and Laetitia Lina.
May 7: Daniel Askill
May 8: Joe Hamilton
May 9: Rafael Rozendaal
May 10: Ken Solomon
6 pm to 6 am everyday
The Old Bowery Station
New York, NY 10012
T: 212 966 2842