Sikka: A Sculptural Installation Constructed from Used DVDs
Daniel Canogar's "Sikka" is a sculptural video installation constructed from 360 used DVDs that investigates both new uses for discarded objects as well as the phantasmagorical properties of video projections. This multi-thematic piece was inspired by “sikka”, the gold coins sewn to clothing dating back to Babylonic times that eventually became the shiny plastic objects we know today as sequins. Via his website, "In this case, film segments were selected from each of the DVDs for their color, shape and movement value, forming a digital palette from which the final projected loops were constructed. The accompanying self-generated soundtrack is the resulting “accidental composition” created by layering the soundtracks from the actual segments being projected. The final effect is that of an audio-visual mosaic."