Daniel Canogar, ‘Pressure’, 2011, bitforms gallery

The sculptural components of Presión consist of discarded metal pipes and tubes that have been refashioned into delicate sculptures hanging from the ceiling. A video animation reminiscent of the hot and cold water that once ran through the tubes is projected onto the sculpture, while an audio component - sound of fluids in movement, high- pressure circuits and systems - come together in a hypnotic choreography that extends even to the shadows wrapping around the exhibition space.

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