The Museum of Modern Art revealed its presentation of Rain Room—a cutting-edge wonder by the British design firm Random International that allows participants to walk through a man-made storm while remaining perfectly dry. -Architectural Digest
Stuart Wood • Random International
Stuart Wood directs the artistic implementation of technology into rAndom International's work, collaborating with fellow founders Florian Ortkrass and Hannes Koch on the studio’s creative direction. His background in electronics, software and engineering is fused with an ongoing interest in people -their actions and reactions- in the creation of rAndom’s work. rAndom International creates 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 utilizes 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.
I will discuss behavior as a core concept of rAndom International's practice: instilling a sense of 'life' in the inanimate, simulating natural phenomena and exploring the responses of both objects and people within immersive environments.