DANIEL CANOGAR “Ripple“, 2016, Dimensions: 167.6 x 96 x 5.8 cm / 75 inch high-resolution screen display, generative animation, computer.
Internet has created an unrelenting flow of information. Previous news consumption rituals – including purchasing the daily paper or the concentrated viewing of television’s nightly news – have been disrupted by a perpetual flow of information that leaves us in a constant state of update anticipation. Despite this anxiety-provoking state, we can’t stop gawking at our screens that feed us news that ranges from the numbingly banal to the profoundly traumatic.
Ripple attempts to capture the constant stream of information of our digital world via a generative artwork. The palette used to create it’s abstract video animation are CNN videos. Each time this ubiquitous media outlet uploads a video to it’s webpage – approximately one every 10 minutes – it appears in the artwork, dropping from the top of the screen and leaving behind an undulating wake that covers up earlier news items. The result is an artwork shaped by global news that is constantly mutating and never repeats itself.
The abstraction created with the videos looks like a textile, an effect that explores the relationship between the electronic image and textiles that so fascinates the artist. Ripple uses abstraction to capture the social fabric created by the incessant flow of electronic news.
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.
Viewing are available by appointment.