Feb
27
2013
<em>Asalto</em>
 

Daniel Canogar
Asalto, 2012
Video animation, projector
Dimensions variable
16 min 40 sec, loop
Edition of 3

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 as 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.

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Daniel Canogar
Asalto, 2009

Interactive video projection on Segovia’s Alcazar, Spain.

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