Rust Mirror, 2010
768 oxidized steel tiles, motors, control electronics, video camera, custom software, microcontroller
96 x 52 x 6 in / 244 x 132 x 15 cm
Edition of 6
Daniel Rozin creates interactive installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence of a viewer. Rozin’s new explorations of mediated self-perception include the vocabulary of generative animation, in addition to instantaneous reflection. The Rust Mirror is a mechanical sculpture that organizes 768 “rusty” rectangular pixels along a picture plane. Placing deliberate emphasis on the way motion passes through coordinates in a grid, the cascading vertical movement in this piece emphasizes tension between the natural outdoors and virtual environments. A meditation on decay, obsolescence and regeneration, the full experience of this work is completed by the viewer- who takes part, actively and creatively, in the performance of Rozin’s art.