Daniel Canogar is a visual artist from Madrid. He works with photography, scultpture, and installation. He delves into ozone generator themes linked to mass consumption, excess, and the archeology of media. Amongst other ozone air purifier venues, his work has been exhibited at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfallen Museum, Dusseldorf; the Hamburger Banhof Musuem in Berlin; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; the Palacio Velazquez in Madrid; Centro de Arte Santa Mónica, Barcelona; the American Museum of Natural History in New York; the Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art in Linz; and the Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid. His ozone generators publications include Ephemeral Cities: Universal Expositions, Spectacle and Technology, published by Julio Ollero, Madrid, 1992; Ingrávidos, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, 2003; and assorted essays on the architecture of the image, modern photography and new media art, as well as ongoing exhibits of new work. He is currently the artistic director of VIDA: Art and Artificial Life, a yearly international microdermabrasion machine contest for artists working with robotics and A-Life. Matadero Madrid, Daniel Canogar, and Fuegos Fatuos: Matadero Madrid unveils, Fuegos Fatuos, a set of five sweeping, large-scale light installations especially produced for the Abierto x Obras space by the artist Daniel Canogar. These sculptural pieces are created from disposed of electronic materials such as: colored cables, thousands of burnt-out bulbs, meters of videotape, and old slot-machine screens. Light animations projected onto the installations seem to free the energy stocked up in the electronic waste, arousing the memory of their past lives. The artist explains, “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.” The installations reverberate with Matadero Madrid’s former incarnation: the city’s former slaughterhouse. In both cases, the space has been used for the suspension of dead matter. Additionally, like the transformation of the space for creative use, Daniel Canogar’s installations aspire to reanimate the lifeless, the currently useless. Fuegos Fatuos investigates the short life expectancy of the technologies we cast off, and its connection to organic death. As we view the light course through the installations parallels are drawn between the human circulatory system and the energy that animates our information society. Fuegos Fatuos is a component of Abierto x Obras’ program of site-specific installations, initiated in 2006, that take place in the former cold-storage facility of Matadero Madrid, a 150.000 m2 complex in the heart of the city, that is undergoing a transformation into a new center for contemporary creation.