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Impossible objects #12: Non-reflecting wooden mirror
Credit to the artist Daniel Rozin for these very strange mirrors. Just reflecting you would be too easy. Instead, they dynamically capture an image, electronically, and convert that to equivalent shades of light and dark across various objects or textures.
This is what bitforms.com has to say on the artist:
Daniel Rozin creates interactive installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence of a viewer. Although computers are often used, they are seldom visible. Mirrors and mediated perception of the self are central themes in Rozin’s recent work. In most of his pieces the viewer takes part, actively and creatively, in the performance of his art.
September 2007 marked the debut of Daniel Rozin’s new sculptures, Weave Mirror and Peg Mirror, as part of his solo exhibition at bitforms gallery, New York. In Janurary 2008, Daniel Rozin’s Snow Mirror and Peg Mirror traveled to the annual Sundance Film Festival as part of its New Frontiers exhibition in Salt Lake City.
For example, the discs used in the video clip above are shown, right, in more detail. As mentioned above, woven materials and pegs have apparently also been used. Even wood!
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