Audience, 2008

mirror, metal cast bases, motors, custom motion tracking software, camera, computer
Dimensions variable Each mirror 150 x 250 x 150 mm
Edition of 8 + 4 AP
Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Once visitors enter the perimeter of ‘Audience’, the mass of mirrors select an individual they find interesting and turn to face them in an inquisitive, synchronised movement. The chosen member of the audience sees their reflection in every mirror; the subject of the installation and their own gaze. Other viewers may find themselves performing to capture the attention of ‘Audience’, reversing the roles of viewer and viewed.

‘Audience’ was conceived by rAndom International and executed in collaboration with Chris O’Shea. It was commissioned, originally, by choreographer Wayne McGregor for the Deloitte Ignite Festival at the Royal Opera House London in September 2008, and subsequently by Design Miami Basel 2009.

‘Audience’ was awarded an honourable mention in the interactive art category at Ars Electronica 2009. The first two of eight editions of ‘Audience’, available through Carpenters Workshop Gallery, have been recently acquired by a public US collection and a private collection respectively.

‘Audience’ was exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum during their exhibition Decode from December 2009 to April 2010.