March 2, 2012 – March 31, 2012
Daniel Canogar transforms the gallery into an interactive experience with light, video, photography, and sound. Comprised of discarded electronic materials such as computer cables, telephone wires, and DVDs, his animated sculptures and large-scale installations overwhelm the visual capacity of the viewer. Canogar uses the short-lived technology that our consumerist society throws away to create a mirror of ourselves: circuits, cables, and hard drives mimic our tissues, nervous systems, brains—but above all, these technologies die just as we do. “In its obsolescence, technology becomes utterly human,” Canogar has said. With empathy for this detritus, Cangogar attempts to revive the collective memory stored in these objects and to present a portrait of society in this particular age.
Daniel Canogar is based in Madrid, Spain. He earned a M.A. in Photography from NYU and the International Center for Photography, and a B.A. from Complutense University of Madrid. He has exhibited throughout Europe as well as the United States, and is represented by bitforms gallery in New York City. Exhibition sponsors include: The Community Endowment Fund in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Amy Gardner & Jeff Cornejo, and The Higgins Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Additional support from Spain Arts & Culture.