Penguins Mirror by Israeli-American artist Daniel Rozin is an installation of 450 motorized toy penguins that mimic the observer by moving to show patterns of white and black. The piece, along with more of his interactive works, are currently on exhibit at bitforms in New York City until July 1, 2015.
Reductive in palette, yet baroque in behavior, it performs an absurdly homogeneous system of movement. Playing with the compositional possibilities of black and white, each penguin turns from side to side and responds to the presence of an audience. As they perform, the penguins’ collective intelligence is puzzling, yet somehow familiar, as the plush toys enact a precise choreography rooted in geometry.
images via bitforms