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Bubi canal
Hologram
Experimental fiction | hdv | | 1'39'' | Spain / USA | 2015
Bubi Canal’s video, Hologram, depicts characters who embark on a journey from darkness and fear to light and love. According to Bubi, "the external world of Hologram is a manifestation of the characters` subconscious. They communicate with each other through a choreography that transforms them." Bubi believes that optimism and illusion are contagious and hopes that his work will have a similarly transformative effect on the viewer. Like a hologram, the coherent totality of Bubi’s universe can be accessed through each of the works on view. Every piece activates a dimension where memory, imagination, and reality are mutable and inextricably linked.
Bubi Canal is a Spanish-born, American-based artist. His work combines different types of media and artistic methods, including photography, video and installation, and deals with recurring themes of wishes, dreams, love and magic. Canal was born in Santander, Spain, in 1980. He studied at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, focusing on audiovisual arts and sculpture. He relocated to Madrid in 2004 and New York in 2011. His work has been shown at venues like the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Eyebeam Art+Technology Center (New York), AMA Art Museum of the Americas (Washington D.C.), MATADERO (Madrid), ADDAYA Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Mallorca), CGAC Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago), and La Casa Encendida (Madrid) among others. In 2012, he taught a workshop at ICI Independent Curators International in New York. Canal’s Special Moment show was exhibited at Munch Gallery in 2012, his first solo showing in New York. In 2014, his work was featured on the cover of The British Journal of Photography. He has issued several publications like Canal, Manual and Dreamtime. Bubi Canal lives and works in Brooklyn.