"Wooden Mirror", (2014) by Daniel Rozin
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.
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