Real-time reactive systems
rAndom International will give a talk on their award-winning design and art work. Best known for large-scale public installations combining technology, media, design and art, they play with real-time reactive systems that offer viewers an intuitive body-based experience. rAndom International is in residence at EMPAC, working with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance to create the scenography for the company’s new work, the sequel to ENTITY.
Working at the fringes of innovation in science, art and design, rAndom International have developed a series of projects and installations that aim to re-interpret the ‘cold’ nature of digital-based work by providing the viewer with the opportunity for a more hands-on experience with technology. Their work emphasizes the ephemeral quality of information, harbors an intense curiosity toward experimental processes, and includes a body of diverse installations, commissioned works, and performance projects. More recently, rAndom International has investigated the potential of endowing usually inanimate objects and environments with behavioral qualities. As part of their evolving relationship with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, they are designing the scenography for the company’s current work in progress to be premiered in 2010.
rAndom Interational was awarded an honorable mention at the Prix Ars Electronica in 2009 for their Audience Installation. In that same year, they launched Mirrors, their first permanent installation in London. In 2008, rAndom’s work was included in the Design And The Elastic Mind exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and accessioned into the museum’s permanent collection. In November 2007, The Observer recognized rAndom as one of the top ten of creative talents in UK Art and Design. Their projects have won such prestigious design awards as the iF Design Award 2005 and 2006, the Wallpaper* Design Award 2006, and the Creative Futures Award 2005. Collectively, the members of rAndom teach at Ravensbourne College of Communication and Platform 8 of the Royal College of Art’s Design Products Department.