My Highlights from Moving Image New York 2014
Constelaciones is a permanent public art installation that lines the vaulted ceilings of two new pedestrain bridges that cross the Rio Manzanares in Madrid. Both pieces are made of 6.5 million tiles of recuycled glass with an array of 260 different colors, forming a ohoto-mosaic that represents community members of the two eighborhoods that the bridges are joining. The participants were photographed as if floating in mid-air. The artwork alludes to the wightless representation of the human body in religious frescos.
Permanent Public Art Installation
Puentes Manzanares, Madrid, Spain,
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