My Highlights from Moving Image New York 2014
A video projection of pulsating lights generates an imagined life cycle of a system that grows hesitantly, takes shape and finally dies spectacularly. The flickering lights suggest natural systems such as heart beats, electric impulses in the brain's nervous system, or a close-up of the retina excited by flashes of light.
Sifting through dumpsters to find materials, Daniel Canogar creates works out of discarded pieces of moribund and current technological hardware, from light bulbs and VHS tapes to DVDs and fiber optic cable. Canogar’s installations offer commentaries about the speed and regularity of obsolescence in the world of consumer technology. The artist’s 2010 installation Spin featured films projected onto the DVDs from which they were ripped, creating reflections on facing walls, and accompanied by their dissonantly layered soundtracks.
Spanish, b. 1964, based in Spain