Dimensions: 85 x 100 x 160 cm. This installation is made of discarded keyboards, an iron table, a projectos and a Mac Mini.
Aphasic Mapping is composed of an iron table with hundreds of keys from salvaged keyboards. An overhead projection precisely aimed at the keys animates and seemingly gives new life to the old keyboards.
As communication tools with the outside world, and as repositories for so many of our thoughts, we acquire a very intimate relationship with our keyboards. Haunted by their past, Canogar attempts to reveal memories, both personal and collective, that seem trapped within, mementos of a time when the keys had a fully functional live.
The artwork explores how language seems to have a life of its own, sometimes escaping us, other times serving us as precise tools for communicating out thoughts. Other issues considered are the constructed nature of language and the incendiary potential of words for profound social transformations.
The project is made by Daniel Canogar, and it was exhibited at Galería Max Estrella in September 2014.
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