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.

Peg Mirror - 2007
650 wood dowels, 650 motors, video camera, control electronics.
Size 42 inches H, 42 inches W, 6 Inches D
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. The silently moving wood components in this piece flicker like jewels or coins in the spotlight, challenging our notions about what constitutes a “digital object”.

Detail of Peg Mirror

Peg Mirror at bitforms gallery

QuickTime movie of Peg Mirror
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