Storming Times Square, July 24-27, 2014. Photo and rendering courtesy of the artist.
Daniel Canogar's Storming Times Square
July 24-27, 2014
9:00am-noon & 4pm-7pm
Duffy Square at Broadway & 46th Street
September 1-30, 2014
Every night from 11:57pm-midnight
Times Square's spectacular signs from 42nd-47th Sts, between Broadway & 7th Ave
Using methods of public intervention and video installation, Storming Times Square is born from a desire to have viewers project themselves, literally and metaphorically, onto their immediate environments.
The video display content will be the result of a public-participation performance. In the first phase of the project (July 24-27, 2014) the local Times Square community, distinguished New-yorkers and neighborhood pedestrians will be invited to crawl over a green-screen surface while being captured by an over-head video camera. The result is a dynamic video animation with both realistic and abstract forms that will be screened for Midnight Moment in Times Square (September 1-30, 2014).
Storming Times Square is born from a desire to have viewers project themselves, literally and metaphorically, onto their immediate environments.
The project is presented in partnership with bitforms gallery and supported by AC/E and Spain Culture New York - Consulate General of Spain: member of the network Spain Arts & Culture.
Photo renderings courtesy of the artist.
About Daniel Canogar
Daniel Canogar (Madrid, 1964) received an M.A. from NYU and the International Center for Photography in 1990. His work as a visual artist focuses on photograpy, video, and installation art.
He has created numerous public art pieces, including Waves, a permanent sculptural installation made with LED tiles, for the atrium of 2 Houston Center, Houston; Travesías, a flexible LED screen commissioned for the atrium of the European Union Council in Brussels during the Spanish Presidency of the European Union in 2010; and Constelaciones, the largest photo-mosaic in Europe created for two pedestrian bridges over the Manzanares River, in MRío Park, Madrid.
Daniel has exhibited widely in Europe and the Americas. His recent work includes Asalto Greenwich, a video-projection inside The J House Hotel in Greenwich, CT; “Quadratura”, a solo exhibition at Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Lima; and Synaptic Passage, an installation commissioned for the exhibition "Brain: The Inside Story" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Daniel Canogar is represented by bitforms gallery in New York City. DanielCanogar.com
About bitforms gallery
Founded in 2001, bitforms gallery is engaged in a contemporary focus that specializes in the visual discourse of new media culture. The gallery’s program draws upon a diverse range of disciplines and intellectual perspectives while maintaining a clear progressive thread. Supporting mid-career and historic figures, as well as launching emerging artists, bitforms gallery works with a roster of artists who participate in leading international exhibitions.
AC/E is a state company belonging to the public enterprise sector. Following the strategic guidelines of the office of the Secretary of State for Culture of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, its aims are to promote Spain’s cultures and plural art-historical legacy and heritage both in Spain and overseas, to support the competiveness and internationalisation of the creative and cultural sector, and to foster Spain’s presence at particularly significant events and international and universal expositions.
About Spain Culture New York - Consulate General of Spain: member of the network Spain Arts & Culture
The Government of Spain - through the Cultural Department of the Consulate General of Spain in New York City, and the network of organizations supporting Spain's culture and language promotes culture and art, and strives to strengthen bilateral cultural, artistic and academic exchanges.
Spanish-American cultural cooperation aims to create multiple links between the creative sectors of both countries and promote Spain's contemporary creative and artistic expressions. This cultural network also presents many art programs - featuring dance, music, visual arts, literature, humanities, architecture, and design - in a variety of venues, also in collaboration with relevant American entities throughout New York City.
All cultural and artistic activities are supported by the Spanish Government in the US aiming to emphasize on diverse opinions and multiple forms of expression in line with Spain's own diversity in language, creativity and unique cultural heritage.