Daniel Rozin

Weave Mirror. 2007. 768 C shaped prints 768 motors, video camera, control electronics.
Weave Mirror assembles 768 motorized and laminated C-shaped prints along the surface of a picture plane that texturally mimics a homespun basket. The Weave Mirror paints a picture of viewers using a gradual rotation in greyscale value on each C-ring.

Shiny Bally Mirror. 2003. 921 hexagonal black-anodized aluminum tube extrusion, 921 chrome-plated plastic balls, 819 motors, control electronics, video camera, computer.

Peg Mirror. 2007. 650 wood dowels, 650 motors, video camera, control electronics.
Peg Mirror comprises 650 circular wooden pieces that are cut on an angle. Casting shadows by twisting and rotating, wooden pegs forming concentric circles surround a small central camera. The mirrored image produced in this work is activated by software authored by Rozin that processes video signals and breaks up imagery geometrically, seemingly pixel by pixel.

Trash Mirror. 2001. 500 pieces of variously colored trash collected from the streets of New York and artist’s pockets, motors, control electronics, concealed video camera, computer. filmed at the Dutch Design Week 2009 in Eindhoven by MICHAEL JANSEN

Interactive artist DANIEL ROZIN makes mirrors from unreflective surfaces. Mirrors and self-perception are central themes and although computers are often used in ROZIN’s work, they are seldom visible.

These 4 mechanical mirrors are made of various materials but share the same behavior and interaction; any person standing in front of one of these pieces is instantly reflected on its surface. The mechanical mirrors all have video cameras, motors and computers on board and produce a soothing sound as the viewer interacts with them. In these pieces, the viewer is a subject– and actively become part of the artwork’s performance.

DANIEL ROZIN is also the father of TrackThemColors, an Xtra for Macromedia Director that many physical computing artists employ for video and motion tracking. Yeah, a kind of genius!

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