Interactive Artist Daniel Rozin's newest work, Fabrication, is on display at Bitforms Gallery in New York. The most striking piece is The Weave Mirror -- an display of 768 motorized C-shaped mirrors assembled on a flat surface that look like a big weaved basket.
As a person approaches, the surface comes to life and paints your portrait using a rotation in grayscale on each mirrored panel. The reflection on the surface can be seen in real time. A custom-built software is used that processes video signals and breaks up imagery geometrically, pixel by pixel.
The installation is another example of digital & physical worlds combining and creating something new.
Starting this month New York's 13,000 iconic Yellow Cabs will be decorated in hand-painted, weatherproof images of giant flowers applied to their hoods, trunks and roofs.
The paintings, titled “Garden in Transit” are by children from the city’s public schools and hospitals, and originated with two brothers, Ed and Bernie Massey who founded the organization Portraits of Hope.
The group provides creative therapy for seriously ill and disabled children, and has decorated blimps, buildings, tugboats, airplanes and even Nascar racers since 1995 -- the taxicabs are the group’s latest effort.
The scale of this art project is immense and has required 7 years of negotiations with the city to use such an icon of the city as a canvas for the art project.