"Wooden Mirror", (2014) by Daniel Rozin
The Rust Mirror is a mechanical sculpture that organizes 768 "rusty" rectangular pixels along a picture plane. Placing deliberate emphasis on the way motion passes through coordinates in a grid, the cascading vertical movement in this piece emphasizes tension between the natural outdoors and virtual environments. A meditation on decay, obsolescence and regeneration, the full experience of this work is completed by the viewer- who takes part, actively and creatively, in the performance of Rozin's art.
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