DANIEL ROZIN (US-IL)
JUNE 29 TO AUGUST 05
ARSENAL ART CONTEMPORAIN
BIO - DANIEL ROZIN
Daniel Rozin is an artist, educator and developer, working in the area of interactive digital art. Born in Jerusalem and trained as an industrial designer Rozin lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited widely withsolo exhibitions in the US and internationally and featured in publications such as The New York Times, Wired, ID, Spectrum and Leonardo. His work has earned him numerous awards including Prix Ars Electronica, ID Design Review and the Chrysler Design Award. As an educator, Rozin is Associate Art Professor at ITP, Tisch School Of The Arts, NYU where he teaches such classes as: "The World- Pixel by Pixel", "Project Development Studio", "Toy Design Workshop", "Designing for Digital Fabrication" and "Kinetic Sculpture Workshop". As an interactive artist Rozin creates installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence and point of view of the viewer. In many cases the viewer becomes the contents of the piece and in others the viewer is invited to take an active role in the creation of the piece. Even though computers are often used in Rozin’s work, they are seldom visible.
Wooden Mirror – exactly as its name suggests – is a mirror made of wood, composed of multiple pixel-like facets. These facets are each equipped with a motor which allows them to change position, creating a play of light and shadow. Just as in a real mirror, the viewer’s face is reflected back almost in real-time thanks to a camera system linked to a computer, hidden behind the installation. Wooden Mirror explores the boundary between digital and physical space by turning pixels into material – in this case wood, the most natural material of all. The viewer becomes an integral part of the work which transforms from inert wooden surface to constantly renewing portrait. Through the mirrors, Daniel Rozin invites us to reflect on perception itself, and brings together opposing materials in order to personify the relationship between human and nature.
Wooden Mirror, Daniel Rozin, Bitforms gallery, 2014