The LEDs quickly becoming the norm in lighting applications everywhere, it feels overdue that the medium is used in an artistic, thought-provoking context. Enter Echo, a series by artist Daniel Canogar, where his sculptures are turned into a real-time reflection of global events. The five pieces explored here by The Verge are called Troposphere, Ember, Basin, Magma, and Gust. Each explore a different area of our natural environment, and use light in various ways to showcase realtime changes to those respective areas. All of the sculptures are custom flexible LED panels that are attached to warped sheets of metal. Canogar chooses to leave the wires and ‘guts’ of the LEDs visible, perhaps to give more honesty to the materials. Really fascinating work.
“My entire project as an artist is always about the impact that technology has on us,” Canogar told The Verge. “About how we communicate, how we see the world, how we experience ourselves and our bodies and how’s that’s constantly being shifted and modified.”