Mirror: & the Body

By Jo Phillips

Mirrors serve the purpose to see the body. But these mirrors are not your typical mirror that you would use to get dressed or do your makeup. These are interpretations on mirror use and the body.

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Shiny Balls Mirror
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Mirrors Mirror
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Peg Mirror
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Brushed Metal Mirror
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Angles Mirror

These interactive mirrors were created by Daniel Rozin, an artist, educator and developer, who focuses on interactive digital art.  These mechanical, interactive mirrors were made out of various materials but all have video cameras, motors, computer, and produce soothing sounds as the mirror moves with whoever is standing in front.  Clearly these do not do much if you are actually needing a mirror, but they sure look fun to play around with.

Check out more of Daniel Rozin’s work here and here.

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Check out more of Alyson Shotz’s work here.