Spanish artist Daniel Canogar turns the family portrait into a moving piece of art that takes over the house.
Family portraits are a time-honored tradition, whether they are brought to life as a photograph or a painting. A family in Spain decided to go the less traditional route and make their portrait an audio-visual one, with family members crawling on the walls of their family home.
Two unnamed Spanish art collectors hired artist Daniel Canogar to create a moving portrait, called “Caudal/Asalto,” on the walls of their Madrid home. The pair asked their extended family to join in, along with good friends, to crawl across a green screen over each other, before breaking out into their own creative poses.
The video portrait flows from the bathroom sink and out onto the wall by the garden, through the use of two projectors. In a way, this family portrait is more personal than the standard type found in homes all around the world, highlighting virility and sense of togetherness better than any snapshot.
Image: Daniel Canogar