Daniel Rozin, ‘Time Scan’, 2004, bitforms gallery
Daniel Rozin, ‘Time Scan’, 2004, bitforms gallery

A gliding trail of the immediate past, Time Scan is a software art installation that generates a live screen-based surface of fragmented moments in its environment. Operating as scanner of spatial flux, it displays a history of about 20 seconds, and runs real-time video from right to left along a horizontal axis. Thin slices of a single vertical line of vision in the center of the video frame are extracted and displayed in a continuous scrolling image. Slower movements appear wider and take up more space than quick gestures. This work processes video captured from a small camera and the imagery is translated by artist-authored software.

Dimensions variable.
Custom case: 29 x 47 x 5.5" / 73.7 x 119.4 x 14 cm

About Daniel Rozin

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