|Daniel Rozin, Snow Mirror, 2007|
Computer, custom software, video camera, projector, silk
edition of 6
Visitors enjoying Snow Mirror by Daniel Rozin. Photo © Liza Lemsatef Cunningham
"For more than a decade Rozin’s art has employed a wide range of materials including chrome spheres, flat wood panels, and city trash from the streets of New York. Software art that links screen-based performance with real-time video processing has been another focus of Rozin’s efforts since the mid-1990s. The Snow Mirror, which uses an artist-authored algorithm that floats site-specific visual imagery of the immediate past into the present, hovers in the gallery mid-air as a projection on silk fabric."
"Floating in space is a translucent screen, upon which is projected a monochromatic image of falling pixels, falling gently, uniformly, endlessly. Like the ‘static’ on the screen of a disconnected television, it gently goes about it’s business, seemingly demanding little other than for us to acknowledge it’s presence. We are free to move around the screen, behind, to the side, from afar. Then, before we move on we give the piece a final moment, we stand four square in front of it as if to say goodbye and we begin to notice something different, an outline of a figure, life size, begins to emerge. It sways gently, moves furtively and then the penny drops, the said figure is an outline, a digital shadow of ourselves. We instinctively begin to gently lift our arms, to allow the snow settle upon our limbs like radioactive snow." [Bryony Bond, Shadowing Dark Matters]