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.