"Wooden Mirror", (2014) by Daniel Rozin
Circles Mirror is a mechanical interactive sculpture composed of 900 circles printed with patterns connected to motors, a computer and video camera. Those standing before the artwork are reflected, as circles rotate and expose areas of varying grayscale. The piece utilizes 12 different patterns of radial gradation from black to white, organized randomly on the sculptureʼs surface. This piece is the first of Rozinʼs mechanical mirrors to also incorporate printed elements from his computer-graphics work.
Artist and computer developer Daniel Rozin is best-known for incorporating ingenious engineering and his own algorithms to make installations that change and respond to the presence and point of view of the viewer. Exploring the subjectivity of self-perception, Rozin’s works are made from a wide array of materials from video to wooden pegs and even street refuse. Trash Mirror No. 3 (2011) uses motors and software designed by the artist that manipulate ‘pixels’ constructed out of flattened, reflective pieces of garbage, which shift to render the silhouette of whomever approaches it.
Israeli, b. 1961, Jerusalem, Israel, based in New York, New York