Flexible Screens: The Sculpture of Daniel Canogar

Flexible Screens: The Sculpture of Daniel Canogar

 

Spanish artist Daniel Canogar creates high-tech sculptural artworks that are absolutely mesmerizing. The striking sculptures are also interactive, reacting to the world around them in real-time.

“Each slow-moving animation is based on algorithms that appear to mimic natural phenomena: the waves in a pond or a psychedelic sunrise. But the code that drives it is even more ‘natural’. The precise color, rotation and speed is influenced by real-time data pulled from the web of current global measurements. For example, the corner-hugging ‘Ember’ reacts in real-time to active fires from around the world. The hammock-like ‘basin’ pulls current rain data from 192 international capital cities. And the diagonal ‘Gust’ is local, influenced by wind data in the city it currently occupies.”

Each is a mesmerizing digital painting and a seductive sculptural form. On top of all that, the underlying code that feeds these machines connects in real-time with the world itself.

October 27, 2017