Daniel Canogar, ‘Tajo’, 2011, bitforms gallery

Tajo is an installation which literally and metaphorically references the river system - the Tajo - of which the Madrid region and even Madrileños themselves form part. A meticulously crafted video animation is projected onto 180 used plastic bottles, converting the bottles themselves into small screen, while casting distorted abstract images onto walls of the exhibition space.

Borusan Contemporary Art

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