New Artist Video: Melissa Catanese / Dive Dark Dream Slow

December 1, 2015

We are excited to present our latest artist video, featuring Melissa Catanese and her series Dive Dark Dream Slow!

“Dive Dark Dream Slow is rooted in the mystery and delight of the ‘found’ image and the ‘snapshot’ aesthetic, but pushes beneath the nostalgic surface of these pictures, re-reading them as luminous transmissions of anticipation, fear, and desire. Selected from the vernacular photography collection of Peter J. Cohen––a massive curated archive of over 20,000 photographs––Dive Dark Dream Slow explores an alternate reading of the collection, drifting away from simple typology into something more personal, intuitive, and openly poetic.”

–Melissa Catanese

Dive Dark Dream Slow was published as a book by The Ice Plant in 2012, and presented at Pier 24 Photography as part of the exhibition Secondhand, on view from August 4, 2014 – May 31, 2015.