DANIEL CANOGAR “DRAFT 2“, 2017, Liquid crystal display, metal structure, computer
In this work by Daniel Canogar, a monitor has been altered by separating its LCD panel from the LED surface that back-lights it. The result is a sculptural screen that evokes the form of an open book. Visible on the semi-transparent LCD surface is a generative animation created with extracts from foundational texts of the democratic system, including the Magna Carta, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the US Constitution.
The extracts become progressively distorted, the result in real time of the direction and intensity of the wind in the cities from which these texts emerged: Runnymede, Paris and Philadelphia. The Draft series explores the erosion of constitutional law, individual rights and the rule of law due to profound political and social upheavals we are witnessing in the present. The works also examine how technology is a catalyst for these changes.
Runnymede, Paris and Philadelphia. The Draft series explores the erosion of constitutional law, individual rights and the rule of law due to profound political and social upheavals we are witnessing in the present. The works also examine how technology is a catalyst for these changes.
Daniel Canogar (Madrid, 1964) received an M.A. from NYU and the International Center for Photography in 1990. His work as a visual artist focuses on photograpy, video, and installation art.
Daniel Canogar has created numerous public art pieces, including Waves, a permanent sculptural LED screen for the atrium of 2 Houston Center, Houston; Travesías, a sculptural LED screen commissioned for the atrium of the European Union Council in Brussels during the Spanish Presidency of the European Union in 2010; Constelaciones, the largest photo-mosaic in Europe created for two pedestrian bridges over the Manzanares River, in MRío Park, Madrid; Helix, a permanent LED sculptural screen made for Quantum of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship andClandestinos, a video-projection presented on various emblematic monuments including the Arcos de Lapa in Rio de Janeiro, the Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid and the church of San Pietro in Montorio in Rome.
Canogar’s recent work includes Storming Times Square, screened on 47 of the LED billboards in Times Square, New York; “Small Data”, a solo exhibition at bitforms, New York, and Max Estrella Gallery in Madrid; “Quadratura”, a solo exhibition at Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Lima; “Vórtices”, an exhibition exploring issues of water and sustainability at the Fundación Canal Isabel II in Madrid;Synaptic Passage, an installation commissioned for the exhibition “Brain: The Inside Story” at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and two installations at the Sundance Film Festival 2011 in Park City, Utah.
He has exhibited in the Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid; the Palacio Velázquez, Madrid; Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid; bitforms Gallery, New York; Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon; Guy Bärtschi Gallery, Geneva; Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milano; the Santa Mónica Art Center, Barcelona; the Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; the Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art, Linz; the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfallen, Düsseldorf; Hamburger Banhof Museum, Berlin; Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul; the American Museum of Natural History, New York; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh.
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