Daniel Rozin, ‘X by Y’, 2010, bitforms gallery
Daniel Rozin, ‘X by Y’, 2010, bitforms gallery
Daniel Rozin, ‘X by Y’, 2010, 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. Comprised of forty-four wooden slats arranged horizontally and vertically, X by Y takes its name from the Cartesian axes that organize a picture plane.

Installation Note: This sculpture can be displayed as a two sided work in the round, or as a frontal view with a scrim forming the background plane. The video camera is optional for this piece. The non-interactive mode runs through a generative cycle of about 15 minutes, displaying various speeds of four optically active patterns: diagonals, swiss cross, random and spherical. It is recommended to display this work with a bench.

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

Solo Shows

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

Group Shows

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