See yourself in a whole new way! Long before the word “selfie” entered the vernacular, new media artists began to experiment with digital imaging, projecting a viewer’s own image back at them in “transforming mirrors.” I’ll Be Your Mirror includes two of artist Daniel Rozin’s celebrated mechanical mirrors. Trash Mirror No. 3 shows a shadowy reflection of the viewer created from 500 individually-motorized pieces of trash. In Rozin’s new work Pom Pom Mirror, black and white pom poms turn the viewer’s silhouette into an interactive artwork. Acclaimed artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s work, Level of Confidence, tries to match the viewer’s face to the faces of 43 missing Mexican university students in a powerful and heartbreaking search for the disappeared. Los Angeles-based artist Nova Jiang uses digital imaging to pull museum visitors into the panels of a comic book. In Mimicry, Emilie Joly and Rafael Munoz create computer-generated paintings that mimic the facial expressions of the viewer. All the works in I’ll Be Your Mirror make the viewer both a subject of the art and a collaborator in its creation!
Part of PULSE Art + Technology Festival. PULSE is sponsored by the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, Hargray Communications, Embassy Suites by Hilton, and Connect Savannah.
Trash Mirror No. 3.
Courtesy the artist and bitforms Gallery