London-based studio rAndom International has been creating kinetic artworks and interactive installations since 2005. In the short time since the studio’s inception, rAndom has made a significant shift in focus from the object to the experience.
Before The Rain chronicles this transition through the studio’s oeuvre, simultaneously exhibited to a fuller extent than ever before.
The acclaimed installation Audience marks an early investigation into performance, behaviour and the role of the viewer —something again explored in Study For A Mirror, rAndom’s first piece for Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
2010’s seminal work Swarm Light, which makes collective decision-making manifest in light, is testament to the studio’s first foray into extended behavioural research, which has since become crucial to the studio’s practice.
Movement had been studied, in different ways, through OLED work You Fade To Light and, most recently, performative light sculpture Future Self.
Exploring both the passing and the perception of time through light and motion, rAndom’s Study of Time has particular poignance in the context of this exhibition.
Before The Rain explores the development of this unique studio and is a nod to their most significant tipping point yet, the forthcoming exhibition at London’s Barbican, Rain Room.