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Daniel Canogar

Jackpot

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Artist
Daniel Canogar
Title
Jackpot
Year
2009
Duration
2 min 40 s
Format & Technical

Installation, No sound, Colour, SD video

LOOP Edition
Ed. 2009
Presented in LOOP by
Galería Max Estrella

Jackpot belongs to a series of sculptural pieces constructed from discarded electronic materials. The installation explores the short

life expectancy of the technologies we cast off, and their relationship to organic mortality.

Daniel Canogar’s installations seek to reanimate the lifeless. Light animations projected onto the installations appear to free the energy stored in the electronic waste, awakening the memory of their past lives. The artist comments, “Through my work I try to bring dead materials back to life, reveal their secrets, revive the collective memory they bury to construct an accurate portrait of a society and an age”.

Jackpot is a collaged panel formed by broken fragments of slot machine screens . It brings to mind stained-glass windows of cathedrals. A retro-projection of flashing lights
recreates on the panel the beckoning dazzle of slot machines. This piece examines the religious extolling of money in late capitalism, and indirectly alludes to the financial system as a game, whose current troubles highlight the inherent dangers of being seduced by its glimmering light.

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