Even if you say you are not an “art person”, consider the question of whether you are a “curious person” — someone who enjoys and appreciates the creativity and wonder of a nice surprise.
If you answer yes to being curious and liking novel surprises, then we have something very unusual to share with you today!
Bitform Gallery is a place to experience the intersection between the digital world and your physical presence. It’s a place where very often, you are a vital part of the artwork. It’s one of those quandaries like, “if a tree falls in the woods, and there’s no one there to hear it, does it still make a sound?”
Is it art if we don’t participate with these pieces? Maybe not. You decide!
The interactive nature of Daniel Rozin’s work is especially fun and thought-provoking.
Today, we’ll show you some silent videos of many of the most unusual pieces from Rozin, and I suggest you just take it in while listening to the following instrumentals from Sana Rowshan. Hit the red arrow on the music then away you’ll go to the Bitform Gallery.
Now for a little gallery walk:
First, let’s see how “Mirror No. 10” engages people. It is a software art installation that generates a live image that appears to be “sketched.” Most compellingly, trails of movement form a textured surface.
Now here’s The Angles Mirror. In the video description, it says, ” The Angles Mirror rejects the idea of building a picture based on relative lightness and darkness.” I love that way that plays out. Take a look!
Next up, The Trash Mirror, composed of 500 pieces of irregularly shaped bits of garbage. It seems to experiment with our sense of connection to the things we consume and discard.
If you can’t get enough of this, here’s a video with more pieces, one after another. (Don’t get impatient. The video moves at a contemplative pace and changes to a different art piece about every 90 seconds.)
Inspiring creativity there! It’s hard to appreciate the technology involved in each piece. I was left so curious about how each work was engineered.
But we will have to leave the artist’s secrets to our imaginations.
If you enjoyed that deep dive into innovations in the art world, you might like many of the articles we’ve written about more stunning thought leaders from the art world. Head to our Art Category and scroll down there through dozens of articles about remarkably creative people pushing possibility forward.
Art will astound you, even if you are not an art lover.
Meanwhile, stay open, curious and optimistic!
~ Dr. Lynda
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- Rowshan, Sana. “Soothing Instrumentals.” SoundCloud. N.p., 2014. Web. 20 Jan. 2017. <https://soundcloud.com/sana-rowshan/sets/soothing-instrumentals>. ↩
- “Daniel Rozin, “Mirror No. 10,” 2009.” Vimeo. Bitforms Gallery, 9 June 2015. Web. 20 Jan. 2017. <https://vimeo.com/130223150>. ↩
- “Daniel Rozin, “Angles Mirror,” 2013.” Vimeo. Bitforms Gallery, 14 Mar. 2013. Web. 20 Jan. 2017. <https://vimeo.com/61823984>. ↩
- “Trash Mirror No. 3″ (2011) by Daniel Rozin.” Vimeo. Bitforms Gallery, 9 Aug. 2011. Web. 20 Jan. 2017. <https://vimeo.com/27489891>. ↩
- “Daniel Rozin: Works (2002-2008).” Vimeo. Bitforms Gallery, 26 May 2010. Web. 20 Jan. 2017. <https://vimeo.com/12055021>. ↩