Discarded Electronics Resurrected As Light Sculptures [Pics]
Artist Daniel Canogar’s sculptural installations consist of materials like computer, telephone and electric cables, meters of videotape and old DVDs.
Spanish visual artist Daniel Canogar focuses on photography, video, and installation art in his work. Canogar’s recent sculptural installations consist of discarded electronic materials like computer, telephone and electric cables, burned out light bulbs, meters of videotape, celluloid and used DVDs.
He writes in his artist statement:
The installations explore the short life expectancy of the technologies we cast off and their relationship to organic mortality. These installations also seek to reanimate the lifeless. Light animations projected onto the installations appear to free the energy stored in the electronic waste, awakening in it memories of its past. Through my work I try to bring dead materials back to life, reveal their secrets, revive the collective memory they contain to construct an accurate portrait of a society and an age.
One of Canogar’s projects is a sculptural video installation constructed from 360 used DVDs in which he projected their contents back onto their surfaces. Another repurposed obsolete audiovisual media such as 35 mm film, VHS tape, analogic TV screens and DVDs, sculpturally arranging them so they became screens onto which video animations were projected. Click through to see images of Canogar’s recent installations: