My Highlights from Moving Image New York 2014
The Enredos series of photographs, similar to Canogar's installation series, Spiders, is a series of prints and fiber optic installations that use cobwebs as a metaphor for today's electronic networks. In Enredos, the spider's silk has been substituted with electric, telephone, computer cables, and other technological debris collected from garbage dumps near the artist's Madrid studio. This series explores our entanglement in the contemporary information society and the notion that technologies create complex emotional connections that simultaneously bring us together and imprison us.
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