Daniel Rozin's Interactive Pom Pom Mirror On View at bitforms Gallery Is A True Reflection of Our Times

Israeli-American artist Daniel Rozin's PomPom Mirror features a synchronized array of 928 spherical faux fur puffs. Organized into a three-dimensional grid of beige and black, the sculpture is controlled by hundreds of motors that build silhouettes of viewers using computer-vision. Along its surface, figures appear as fluffy animal-like representations within the picture plane, which is made permeable by a ‘push-pull’ forward and backward motion of meshed ‘pixels’. Ghostly traces fade and emerge, as the motorized composition hums in unified movement, seemingly alive and breathing as a body of its own. Rozin's PomPom mirror is on view now – part of a solo exhibition entitled “Descent With Modification,” which marks the artist's first display of interactive sculpture. Merging the geometric with the participatory, Rozin’s installations have long been celebrated for their kinetic and interactive properties. Grounded in gestures of the body, the mirror is a central theme of Rozin’s practice. In his art, surface transformation becomes a means to explore animated behavior, representation, and illusion. Descent With Modification will be on view until July 1, 2015 at bitforms Gallery in New York.