Sean Dower is engaged in a range of practices, using sculpture, photography, film, interactive media and sound. His works in various media often retain a performative element.
Dower’s work ‘Automaton’ was included in the 2006 programme ‘Single Shot’, curated by Film and Video Umbrella. This toured to numerous venues in the UK, including cinemas, galleries and other more unusual venues and consisted of specially commissioned film and video pieces by well-known artists as well as new talent. ‘Automaton’ explores the relationship between sound and moving image, demonstrating an interest in music and video production, but with a different set of criteria to those evident in that commercial form.
Dower undertook a residency at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam in the mid-nineties, and had his first solo presentation at Matt’s Gallery, London, in 1997. His work has been included in exhibitions at MOMA, New York; Tate Modern and Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London; and Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna. Other exhibitions and performances have included: Timothy Taylor Gallery and Tate Britain, London, and Public Trust Gallery, Dallas, USA.