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And the Transformation Reveals curated by Camille Hong XinAsalto Toronto, 2016

Asalto Toronto, 2016

Daniel Canogar - Madrid, Spain

A video installation using methods of public intervention, this project symbolically releases fantasies of overcoming imposed obstacles in life, while engaging individuals as both participants and spectators. People of different ages and genders are projected so that they appear to be climbing the building under imagined narrations or circumstances.

Torontonians have the opportunity to participate in the project in advance of the event on September 24 from noon to 8 pm at Union Station West Wing, 97 Front Street. 

Provided with an imaginary situation, they will crawl over a green-screen surface which is captured by the artist's overhead video camera. A staged interaction is taking place between a "stormed" site and the collected imagery of a virtual public.

The result is a dynamic video animation with both realistic and abstract forms. Asalto is born from a desire to have viewers project themselves, literally and metaphorically, onto their immediate environments.

Daniel Canogar received an M.A. from NYU and the International Center for Photography in 1990. His work as a visual artist focuses on new media, installation and photography. Besides many solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the U.S., he has created numerous public art pieces, including Waves, a permanent sculptural LED screen, for the Houston Center and Travesias for the European Union Council in Brussels. His recent piece, Storming Times Square, appeared on 47 LED billboards in Times Square and was very well received.

Video Installation


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Union Station

65 Front Street West

Suitable for all ages

This project is outdoors.