Pneuma 2, 2009
Discarded telephone cables, wood, projector, multimedia disk, fans
30 x 20 x 16 in / 74 x 50 x 40 cm
Edition of 7
Daniel Canogar uses art installation as a vehicle that reanimates the lifeless, reviving a collective portrait of secrets contained in discarded electronic materials. In the Pneuma series, the ephemeral lifeblood of a telephone signal serves as a metaphor for technological mortality. 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 both the stage and crackling communications, reminding us of our own fragile bodies and natural information exchanges. Defined as “breath” by the ancient Greeks, pneuma is a vehicle of logos, which structures the continuum of matter.