Daniel Rozin and the many Mirrors

When you find some amazing art, you have to shout and let the world know. So, here I am, shouting about Daniel Rozin’s art.

We live in the era of Social Media, where nothing can stay hidden for too long. We blame Facebook for serving us too much crap like fake news and annoying ads. But I think that it’s our choice of usage of this platform that can give us the good or the bad experience.

Here at The Smoke Detector, we rely a lot on the hidden gems that Social Media can shine upon us. Especially when the time is tight and we can’t do the digging ourselves.

Daniel Rozin, “Wooden Mirror,” 2014 from bitforms gallery on Vimeo.

That’s how I came across Daniel Rozin’s work. While scrolling on Facebook, I came across a video of one of his installations. I was mesmerized by it from the first second and I cannot believe it took me so long to come to know his work. Some might say that his art is already world known, but if I didn’t know about it, there are others that may not know about it as well. And if I manage to introduce his art to at least one person, I will declare my mission accomplished.

Daniel Rozin, “PomPom Mirror,” 2015 from bitforms gallery on Vimeo.

The Lord of the Mirrors

Daniel Rozin “creates interactive installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence of a viewer”. Yes, you understood that right. Basically, his installations act like mirrors, just that they’re not mirrors. That’s why it took me quite a while to finish writing this article. Every time I started watching one of the videos with his installations I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. Having one of his pieces in my house would probably mean my life being put on pause for a while.

One of my favorites is “Penguins Mirror”. It’s composed of 450 motorized stuffed penguins mirroring the movements of the viewer. How amazing is that?! Just press play, I dare you!

Daniel Rozin, “Penguins Mirror,” 2015 from bitforms gallery on Vimeo.

You can find out more about his work on Bitforms Gallery’s website or here on his website. I have to say that if I ever have the possibility of visiting one of his exhibitions, I will definitely do so. But the question is: did I convince you to do so as well?

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Doina

Doina Tatu is a co-founder of The Smoke Detector, social media manager, writer, art lover, dog-petter, music listener.

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