Mechanical Mirrors:
The 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.

Mirrors Mirror - 2008
768 mirror tiles,768 motors, video camera, control electronics.
Size 90 inches H, 70 inches W, 6 Inches D
Mirrors Mirror creates the viewers' image by directing 768 small mirror tiles in a way that reflects different portions of their image. The piece is made of 24 columns of "pixels" that form a concaved curved surface that is aimed at the viewer. Brighter pixels reflect the upper body of the viewer and the wall behind him and dark ones are aimed lower. So the environment is important as it affects the reflection. The viewing experience is quite private as the resulting image can be seen only by the reflected person. This piece also includes an algorithmic animation feature that is triggered every time a person leaves the piece.

Mirrors Mirror at Taubman Museum

Detail of Mirrors Mirror

Video of Mirrors Mirror
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