Random International

Bio

“rAndom create artworks and installations that explore behaviour and interaction, often using light and movement. Founded in 2005 by Stuart Wood, Florian Ortkrass and Hannes Koch, the studio utilises raw fragments of artificial intelligence to encourage relationships between the converging worlds of animate and inanimate. The studio is based in a converted warehouse in Chelsea, London and today includes a growing team of  diverse talent.” (http://random-international.com/studio/)

Work

Materials 

Water, injection moulded tiles, solenoid valves, pressure regulators, custom software, 3D tracking cameras, steel beams, water management system, grated floor 

Technology

Water keeps falling but through careful cameras a person movement in registered and the system will make the water fall close but not too close. This way you will always get out dry out of the Rain Room

Experience/Interaction

People walk through the room hesitant because it feels unnatural to willfully step into the rain. Off course the system controls you’re not getting wet and even when you know so our natural instincts will still make us feel hesitant. 

Opinion

What I do especially like about this room is that it plays with our primal instincts and apparently we can’t ignore them. How much you try to step in the room completely relaxed you’re still afraid to get wet.  

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