One of the artists who has been very influential for me throughout this project is Daniel Rozin.
Daniel Rozin is an artist, educator and developer, working in the area of interactive digital art. As an interactive artist Rozin creates installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence and point of view of the viewer. In many cases the viewer becomes the contents of the piece and in others the viewer is invited to take an active role in the creation of the piece. Even though computers are often used in Rozin’s work, they are seldom visible.
The way in which he uses imagery and peoples actions to effect the imagery is very intelligent. He also uses materials in a way that you wouldn’t associate them to be used for instance displaying images on wood as opposed to glass. His work was a good source of inspiration for me on this project as he is always trying to engage people with his art that has an essence of surprise about it. This relates to my work in the way that I hope people will appreciate my art from an aesthetic stand point, but because it reacts to there movement therefore creating an interaction, I’m hoping this will be surprising for them and that this obvious interaction will encourage them to deconstruct the meaning behind what I have tried to achieve. Below you can see an example of Daniel Rozins work.
Jobson, C., 2014. Interactive Mirrors Built from Arrays of Moving Objects by Daniel Rozin. [online] Colossal. Available from: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/02/interactive-mirrors-built-from-arrays-of-moving-objects-by-daniel-rozin/ [Accessed 7 Dec. 2014].
Rozin, D., n.d. Daniel Rozin Shiny Balls Mirror. [online] Smoothware.com. Available from: http://www.smoothware.com/danny/newshinyballsmirror.html [Accessed 10 Nov. 2014].