Education, concentration: BD at the Jerusalem Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and a Master of Professional Studies from NYU
Collections/notable exhibitions: Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Garage CCC, Moscow; NTT ICC, Tokyo; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Milwaukee Art Museum; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Taiwan National Museum of Fine Art; Barbican Centre, London; CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada; Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo; Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas; Katonah Museum of Art, New York; ICA Portland, Portland, ME; the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museums, Beijing; Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; and the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT; Thoma Foundation, Santa Fe, NM; Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey; The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
Awards include the Prix Ars Electronica, I.D. Design Review, Chrysler Design Award, and the Rothschild Prize.
1024 motors, motion sensors, control electronics, custom firmware, printed circuits, stainless steel, brass and wood By Daniel Rozin Location: Level 2, ZACH
About this piece
The piece investigates the connection and contrast between physical materials and kinetic mechanical motion on one hand and algorithmic generation of image and pixilation on the other.
The field of engineering in all its forms deals with the development of hardware and software. The building blocks of these projects are materials such as steel and brass and employing electronic components such as sensors, motors and printed circuits. The software to run these developments often includes algorithms based on math and science. The piece uses the same building blocks to create an interactive art piece.
1024 motors are connected to tiles of various materials to create a pixilated image. A microcontroller connected to motion sensors synchronizes the movement of the motor to create interactive and generative imagery that is inspired by science, math and nature.
The piece will be one of my biggest. It will be the first to include a multitude of materials and the first to be divided into sub-panels.
I build all my art pieces myself with no assistance. The size and complexity of this piece was challenging.
Moving in front of the piece will trigger ripples on its surface. Every few minutes the piece will enter a generative mode where it will present a succession of random and ever-changing animations. I feel that the intersection of art and engineering is a very natural one. Artists have been using the latest science and technology to create art for centuries. In fact, the distinction between art and science is a rather new one and as late as the renaissance the same people were doing both art and science.
Interactive art piece using materials and methods commonly used in technology.
Daniel Rozin is represented by bitforms gallery
“I feel that the intersection of art and engineering is a very natural one.”— Daniel Rozin