Special Installation Spotlight: Daniel Rozin’s PomPom Mirror
Thursday, October 3, 2019 – Sunday, March 15, 2020
The Morris Museum celebrates its designation as the sole Smithsonian Museum Affiliate in New Jersey with the inauguration of a space in the Museum Court Gallery that will showcase current trends in contemporary kinetic art.
Israeli-born New York artist Daniel Rozin’s PomPom Mirror is an interactive sculpture that simulates the experience of standing in front of a mirror. An array of 928 beige and black pom-pom tufts are attached to an octagonal grid that functions similarly to the pixels of a TV screen or computer display. When the viewer moves within range, a sensor registers the motion and sends the data to a computer, which then activates synchronized motors. The motors work to push and pull pairs of tufts back and forth, creating moving silhouettes that capture the viewer in action.
Rozin is a new media artist and educator known for his interactive digital artwork that invites active viewer engagement through responsive kinetic elements. PomPom Mirror highlights the convergence of art and interaction, reflecting the Morris Museum’s commitment to explorations of art, sound, and motion.
Image Top:Daniel Rozin. PomPom Mirror, 2015. Photo courtesy of bitforms Gallery.