DESCRIPTION: Famous for his interactive sculptures, Daniel Rozin is currently exhibiting a new series of works at Angles, his fifth solo show at the bitforms gallery in New York. Fan Mirror is an installation made of 153 oriental hand fans attached on seventeen wooden spokes. Each one of them is actuated by a motor connected to a computer. The fans open and close to create mesmerizing patterns. The viewer’s presence also activates the piece: the fans recreate his silhouette as he gets closer. The Angles Mirror installation reacts to the visitor as well. This triangular block of steel contains hundred of pivoting yellow indicator arms. Their movements produce geometric patterns based on the equilateral triangle. Like in the previous piece, the viewer’s proximity triggers a mirroring pattern. The yellow arms follow your every moves and produce a very special reflexion of yourself.
AMUSEMENT RATE: Rozin’s new installations question the notion of representation using geometrical patterns. The circular movement of the fans and arms or the triangular shape and patterns of Angle Mirrors give a new dimensionality to the way we represent ourselves. The interactivity of his artworks is also particularly interesting. Since our presence activate the pieces, the computer-generated animations disappear once we get close to them. These beautiful patterns can only be seen from afar. Our body both creates and destroys the artworks, leading us to rethink our relationship to space.