Daniel Rozin, "Darwinian Brush Mirror," 2012

Daniel Rozin
"Darwinian Brush Mirror," 2012
Video camera, custom software, computer, 46" screen
Dimensions variable, horizontal or vertical

Every few seconds, the "Darwinian Brush Mirror" visually engages a new evolutionary cycle, and builds pictures from live camera input and virtual brushstroke patterns. The basis of the software in this series is Darwin's theory of random mutations followed by natural selection as the basis of evolution.

Darwinian Brush Mirror is the second a series of Darwinian Software Mirrors by Daniel Rozin. In these pieces programmed “evolutionary pressure” pushes the artworks to resemble the viewer's mirrored image. Engaging the viewer with interactive response, each work varies the formal properties of line, luminosity, and tempo, as screen-based pictures are built improvisationally.

Filmed and edited by Victoria Sendra.