New Media Artist Daniel Canogar will open an exhibition of new work at Max Estrella Gallery (Madrid) opening February 4th. There are two of the six new pieces that will be part of the exhibition. Canogar will be presenting my new series Echo with flexible LED screens. Here is a link to the first work from this new series, Echo 1: https://vimeo.com/191479378
Image: Echo, 2017, Flexible LED tiles, power supply unit, Mac Mini computer, hardware. Dimensions: 51 x 38 x 10 in.
We are surrounded by screens. From wearable devices on our wrists that monitor our biorhythms to giant multi-story LED billboards wrapping around buildings, their presence in our daily life is more ubiquitous than ever. Screens are acquiring a new materiality, taking on a membrane-like quality that stretches over multiple surfaces, objects and architectures.
Echo is made with flexible LED tiles, a technology that allows the artist to create curving screens that seem to peel off the wall. What is usually hidden is turned inside out: electric cables and electronic components are exposed.
The content featured on the display is an abstract generative animation that occasionally gets disrupted by moiré patterns. These visual interferences are triggered by seismic activity across the globe. The artwork is connected to a webpage with real-time feeds of earthquakes, their location and intensity. The result is an abstract composition that captures the echoing murmurs of the planet’s shifting tectonic plates. References to abstract painting also inform the work.
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