Research exercise

“Wooden Mirror” by Daniel Rozin reflects the viewers’ faces when they walk in front of the piece. It functions as a mirror, but its actually made of pieces of wood. There are different cameras telling the blocks of woods to react as different tones of shades, so it’s drawing out the viewers’ faces through wooden mirror.
His another piece “Easel” captures viewers’ faces and the environment surround them on the canvas when the viewers paint on the canvas. At the same time, it would start to add on a new layer of your face when you start a new stroke.
According to Rockeby’s idea, interactive art is like a mirror. It corresponds to viewer’s behaviors, and the “Wooden Mirror” piece is exactly the thing that he talks about. It’s a literal a mirror that reflects back your behavior. However, both of the works require the viewer’s participation. Just like what Rockeby said, the viewer is being the creator of the work. When the viewer is interacting with the piece, he/she is behaving based on his/her personal preferences.Everyone has their own preferences and mind set, and they make different decisions. Each viewer who interacts with the work is making their own work.

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