Daniel Canogar, ‘Drift’, 2011, bitforms gallery

Deriva consists of videos projected onto separate cut-out spaces on the floor, reminiscent of a sewer-system or of underground rivers (such as Spain's Guadiana River) that intermittently surfaces to visibility on land. There are no three-dimensional objects present in the video-installation, only the flow of children images at the viewer's feet, and the suggestion that the River of History is carrying us all into difficult, dangerous future.

4 animations at 3 minute loop

About Daniel Canogar

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Summer 2017: A preview of next season, bitforms gallery, New York
Memory Burn, bitforms gallery, New York
Daniel Canogar: Small Data, bitforms gallery
Daniel Canogar: Trace, bitforms gallery