My Highlights from Moving Image New York 2014
Spiders, like Enredos, is a series of photographic prints and fiber optic installations that use the cobwebs as a metaphor of today's electronic networks. Silk woven by spiders has been substituted with electric, telephone and computer cables found in garbage dumps in the city of Madrid. The artist explores how we are all entangled by the information society, a network that we are all collectively weaving.
Paradoxically, we allow ourselves to be trapped by cobwebs of our own making. These works illustrate how 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