University Park, P.A. – The HUB-Robeson Galleries are excited to present BLACK NIIGHT WHIITE LIIGHT an exhibition of video works by New York City based artist Sean Capone. BLACK NIIGHT WHIITE LIIGHT is on view in HUB Gallery September 10 through November 6, 2022.
BLACK NIIGHT WHIITE LIIGHT showcases works from two of the Capone's ongoing series, Avatar Poetics and Global Illuminations. In these videos, Capone utilizes a conspicuous overabundance of digital graphics techniques and visual effects technology (including motion capture, 3D character animation and generative art software) to explore an absurdist and hallucinatory social media landscape — a landscape illuminated by pseudo-neon glows and scrolling media feeds, and populated by logorrheic talking heads, A.I. oracles and cyberpunk poet philosophers.
These electronic gurus, chatbots, trolls and tricksters earnestly struggle to communicate while maintaining linguistic and bodily coherence within the chimerical artifice of their screen-based existence — what Capone refers to as “the body horror of the uncanny valley.”
Class, student organization and office visits are welcomed! Email Galleries@psu.edu with inquiries.
Sean Capone has worked extensively in the digital video and animation field for over 20 years, and has developed a wide-ranging body of work across its many aspects: film & TV, video games, music videos, gallery and museum exhibitions, festival presentations, event and stage scenography, and site-specific public art installations.
Sean’s work has been commissioned and presented at events and exhibitions at the SCAD Museum of Art, the MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art & Design, SFMoMA, the Museum of Biblical Art, and 150 Media Stream, and in screenings at Supernova Festival, the Visual Studies Workshop, and the National Gallery. Sean’s writings and interview series with animation artists appears in BOMB Magazine. Capone also has projection work installed in the Bayard D. Kunkle Activities Center, Hammond Building.
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