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Interactive Art

In the art world, many artworks are changing through the way we paint, draw or present our work. Now some artists propose there work as interactive art. But is interactive art a form of art even when changed by the viewers? Is it a type of art because of the tools used and what is the meaning behind the piece of work? Interactive art gives a rich environment that can explore the connections between digital imagery and design with human nature.

Daniel Rozin’s work is between a game and art names the “Wooden Mirrors, Trash Mirrors, Shiny Balls Mirrors, Circles Mirrors, Peg Mirror,” and more. He creates mirrors out of eccentric materials such as garbage and wood. When an individual steps into the piece, the artwork changes reflecting the image of the individual. When the person steps out of space of the image it is lost, leaving a piece of blankness. The piece had video cameras, motors and computers behind the image to make the effects along with sound as the viewer interacts with it. Daniel Rozin “creates installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence and point of view of the viewer (smoothware.com).”

Camille Utterback is another famous interactive artist and programmer.

“My work is an attempt to bridge the conceptual and the corporeal. How we use our bodies to create abstract symbolic systems, and how these systems (language for example) have reverberations on our physical self is a matter of great concern to me. The dialog between these two realms is the subject of both my traditional and interactive work, and it is particularly relevant to our contemporary culture as we aim to grapple with the ramifications of virtuality and our increasing relationship with the interfaces and representational systems of our machines (Camilleutterback.com).”

I find her work amazing and different, she’s a great artist. She lets the viewers not only view with her eyes and fingers and emotions but she lets them interact and be drawn to the piece. One of her artworks “Text Rain” hinges the behavior of falling text that actually is a poem she has written about bodies and language. When the viewer is placed on the screen, texts move around the body or fall where movement is. Some people would try to catch as many words as possible to realize that a word is formed but what exactly does the whole scramble of letters say? Camille has very different interactive pieces that are amazing and would definitely consider looking closely at what she does.

Interactive art in many of the cases like Daniel Rozin and Camille Utterback the viewer becomes part of the piece and the viewer takes an active role in the creation of the piece. Here I believe that this is art and because it constantly changes its pretty unique that apiece can be change in the way the viewer would like to see it. I also think that it makes the individual enjoy the piece because they are curious of how it’s made or even its astonishment.

Work Cited:

www.smoothware.com

http://www.camilleutterback.com

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