"Wooden Mirror", (2014) by Daniel Rozin
The Mirrors Mirror is a mechanical sculpture and custom lighting environment that organizes 768 square reflective pixels along a picture plane. In this piece an overall rectangular composition shows a silhouette of each viewer, while each individual square chrome unit tilts to deflect the person's literal reflection. Investigating order versus chaos, and the inner workings human visual perception, the Mirrors Mirror also explores the borderlines between digital and analog worlds, or virtual and physical experience.
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