"Take Out - Chopsticks Mirror," 2021
Chopsticks, motors, wood, custom software, computer, camera
66 x 34 x 17 in / 167.6 x 86.4 x 43.2 cm
Edition 1 of 6, 1 AP
"Take Out - Chopsticks Mirror, refigures a familiar dining utensil into an element of portraiture. Although the artwork is intrinsically mechanical, it attempts to reflect a portrait of the viewer by echoing the fluidity of their motion. The resulting portrait is an interactive image that Rozin investigates through the constraint of one-dimensional linear objects. This piece acts as an experiment with interaction beyond reflection, inviting responsive reactions from the piece itself (gestures of friendliness, being startled, coyness) as well as generative routines. The sonic possibilities of 480 chopsticks drumming are arranged in collaboration with composer Tamar Muskal.