CMY Shadows Mirror
This sculptural, interactive artwork from Rozin’s Mechanical Mirrors series produces full-color reflections. The subtractive color model—cyan, magenta, yellow—is used to filter out light that would otherwise be reflected as white.
The artwork is made from over 1,500 acrylic colored paddles, embedded lights, and a 3D camera. Each paddle is a “pixel” that moves independently and its rotation influences its reflected color. The piece has two modes of operation: an interactive mode where the viewer is reflected, and a mode where various programmed animations take over the display. Whether activated by a person or a machine, the result is dynamic.
About the Artist
Employing various materials—wood, trash, acrylic, steel, pompoms—Daniel Rozin explores what constitutes an image, and what can be transformed into one. He creates artworks that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence of the viewer. Sometimes the viewer is the content, other times the viewer is invited to help create the image. Rozin has exhibited his work worldwide and won numerous awards. He is an Arts Professor in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts.