Daniel Rozin, "Peg Mirror," 2013

Daniel Rozin
"Peg Mirror," 2013
Cylindrical wood pieces, motors, Kinect, control electronics, custom software, microcontroller
Diameter: 7 ft / 2 m
Commissioned by Microsoft

Rozin’s "Peg Mirror" comprises 650 circular wooden pieces that are cut on an angle. Casting shadows by twisting and rotating in unison, 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”.