"Daniel Canogar: River of History"
Borusan Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey
Jan 14 - Apr 15, 2012
"River of History" features five video-based installations that focus on the theme of water. The exhibition is curated by Kathleen Forde, the Curator of Time-Based Arts at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, New York.
Canogar combines video and photography with sculptural elements and creates complex and multidimensional experiences through his installations in "River of History". The exhibition conceptually explores the relationship between the pedestrian consumption and waste of water in our culture and the spiritual power it gains as a vessel of collective memory and experience, as a source of community and life. Canogar's work takes on another layer of meaning with Borusan Contemporary's view of the Bosphorus that connects the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea, thus also connecting the visitors to the long and glorious history of Istanbul and its waterways.
Among the five projects loaned from Fundacion Canal in Madrid are a massive light box depicting submerged, fragmented bodies and plastic debris, "Tide"; more than 100 used plastic bottles hanging from the ceiling, transformed into a luminous screen for multiple animations, "Tajo"; and a room of discarded copper pipes, "Pressure".
Canogar will also work on a special LED installation over the course of the exhibition, which will be placed in the lobby of the museum. This new commission will meet art enthusiasts in the last quarter of the exhibition.
Video courtesy of Borusan Contemporary Art.
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