Daniel Rozin, ‘Wooden Mirror’, 1999, bitforms gallery

Known for his longstanding investigation of image creation – be it in response to woven fabric, stone mosaics or todayʼs pixel – Daniel Rozin studies the very nature of modern structure. Focusing on the Cartesian X and Y axes that organize the picture plane, Daniel Rozin's Wooden Mirror is a interactive sculpture made up of non-reflective square wooden pixels. It is a historic work that culturally marked a 21st Century's turn toward the digital age.

The piece reflects any object or person in front of it, moving fast enough to create live animation. Mechanical mirrors are a platform in which Rozin investigates the borderline and contrasts between digital and analog worlds, virtual and physical experience, or order versus chaos. The first of this series, Rozinʼs Wooden Mirror explores the inner workings of image creation and human visual perception.

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

Exhibition Highlights

2017
Lawrence art Center, 
Lawrence, KS, United States,
Penguins Mirror
2012
Univesidad Veritas, 
San José, San José Province, Costa Rica,
Mirrors

Solo Shows

2017
Lawrence art Center, 
Lawrence, KS, United States,
Penguins Mirror
2012
Univesidad Veritas, 
San José, San José Province, Costa Rica,
Mirrors
2011
American Museum of the Moving Image, 
New York, NY, United States,
Trash and Darwinian Straw Mirrors
2011
Volta, 
New York, NY, United States,
Daniel Rozin
2010
Chrysler Art Museum, 
Norfolk, VA, United States,
Contrast
2009
Exploratorium, 
San Francisco, CA, United States,
Reflections
2004
John Michael Kohler Art Center, 
New York, NY, United States,
Mirror image
2003
Israel Museum, 
Jerusalem, Israel,
Mirrors, Liquid Spaces

Group Shows

2017
Knoxville Museum of Art, 
TN, United States,
Virtual Views
2017
MUDAC Museum of Design, 
Lausanne, Switzerland,
Mirror Mirro
2017
Michigan University Arts Museum, 
Michigan, United States,
Moving Image: Portraiture
2017
Saatchi Gallery, 
London, United Kingdom,
From Selfie to Self Expression
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