A study of time, by rAndom International 2011


rAndom International is a London-based collective who are developing projects and installations that have as a goal to re-interpret the ‘cold’ nature of digital work and emphasize on the interaction of the audience with the object.

‘A study of time’ is one of their recent works, which is based on their choreographic design for the dance piece FAR by Wayne McGregor at Random Dance. It was premiered at Design Miami Basel 2011, and takes light as a medium for the representation of the time of day. An algorithm reveals the time through the strong communicating power of light and shadows, reminding us of sundials, surfaces that let us interpret the time by analyzing the shadows the sun casts in them.  Especially interesting about this piece are the transitions and the visual effects that the illuminated points in the “deep grid” achieve.