My Highlights from Moving Image New York 2014
Travesias is a video installation using a LED screen, created specially for the atrium of the Justus Lipsius building of the European Union Council. The work will be exhibited from January to Junes of 2010, coinciding with the Spanish Presidency of the European Union. The sculptural screen has an undulating shape and includes a full loop. The screen, long and thin, resembles a pathway suspended in the mid air. The screen displays videos of people walking or crawling, taken with an overhead camera. The images mirror the constant flow of people that cross the atrium. The workers, politicians, advisers and visitors of the European Council animate the building and, consequently, the European project.
Installation view at Justus Lipsius building of the European Union Council
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