Lumiere Festival, 11th - 15th Nov, 2015. Durham, UK.
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 based in Durham, UK, were invited to crawl across a horizontal green screen, as if they were climbing up a wall. This filmed action is projected onto a facade. In either case, Asalto is born from a desire by the artist to have viewers project themselves, literally and metaphorically, onto their immediate environments.