Mechanical Mirrors:
The mechanical mirrors are made of various materials but share the same behavior and interaction; any person standing in front of one of these pieces is instantly reflected on its surface. The mechanical mirrors all have video cameras, motors and computers on board and produce a soothing sound as the viewer interacts with them.

Rust Mirror - 2009
768 rusted steel tiles,768 motors, video camera, control electronics.
Size 96 inches H, 52 inches W, 6 Inches D
Rust Mirror creates the viewers' image by tilting tiles of rusted steel up and down towards a light source above the piece. As a person interacts with the piece, a trickle of "rain" starts to flow on the piece in the form of sequences of moving tiles. The more a person interacts with the piece the more it rains until finally the storm of rain droplets completely overcomes the image of the viewer, this also produces a loud rumble of rain produced by the motors and tiles. When the viewer steps out, the piece gradually calms down and returns to a still state.

Rust Mirror at CU Art Museum Boulder

Rust Mirror at bitforms gallery NY

Video of Rust Mirror
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