"Asalto", 2012
video animation, projector
16 min., 40 sec., loop
installation dimensions variable
Edition 3 of 3, 1 AP

Installation view at ARCO, Madrid, Spain.

Utilizing methods of public intervention and video installation, Daniel Canogar's "Asalto" is a projection that symbolically releases our fantasies of overcoming imposed obstacles in our lives. Engaging individuals as spectators and participants, a staged interaction takes place between a “stormed” site and collected imagery of a virtual public. In the work’s process of production, participants are invited to crawl across a horizontal green screen, as if they were climbing up a wall. This filmed action is later projected onto a facade. As the video progresses, the recordings accumulate and the number of individuals appearing in the projection increases. The piece exists alternatively as an outdoor live work, or as an indoor projection that functions like a digital wallpaper. In either case, "Asalto" is born from a desire by the artist to have viewers project themselves, literally and metaphorically, onto their immediate environments.

Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.

To learn more about Canogar's work, please visit:

j vimeo.com/37742937

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