"Hipocampo 1", 2010
discarded telephone cables, wood, 3 projectors, multimedia hard disk, fans
43 x 5.5 x 17.75" / 110 x 14 x 45 cm
edition of 3
Daniel Canogar uses art installation as a vehicle that reanimates the lifeless, reviving a collective portrait of secrets contained in discarded electronic materials. In Hipocampo, the ephemeral lifeblood of a telephone signal serves as a metaphor for technological mortality and memory. A relic in the age of information, the wires in this work were found in a dumpster near the artist's home. Flickering with light, the illuminated color cabling in this sculpture evokes neural synapses firings in the brain and crackling communications - reminding us of our own fragile bodies and natural information exchanges.
Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.
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