Thursday, 19 January 2012

Whitworth Art Gallery/Dark Matters: Daniel Rozin, Peg Mirror.

Daniel Rozin’s Peg Mirror was by far my favourite piece in the Dark Matters exhibition. I like kinetic pieces, movement, mechanics, sculpture and responsive visualisation. 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”. My aim for this year is to create some kind of kinetic sculpture using motors, electronics and sculpture.

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