YouTube Searches as a Fragmented Piece of Liquid Art
Get hypnotized in the dizzying overload of cat videos and how-to tutorials
The average Internet user probably spends an inordinate amount of time on YouTube. As a platform with almost every type of content imaginable, the site contains an enormous amount of information. Users visit it to find short videos for entertainment, tips for cooking, tricks for household tasks and much more. While this can serve as a seemingly endless resource, it can also result in information overload. Artist Daniel Canogar wanted to recreate this dizzying experience in his piece Cannula.
His video piece strings together images from YouTube, turning them into abstract shapes that move in a hypnotic rhythm. Canogar searched everything from “How to Hang a Heavy Artwork on a Drywall Panel” to “10 Most Popular Videos with Cats.”