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TITLE:  Audience
ARTIST:  rAndom International
WORK DATE:  2008
CATEGORY:  Installations
MATERIALS:  Cast iron, computer, 128 servo motors, electronic components, camera
EDITION/SET OF:  8 + 4 AP
SIZE:  h: 600 x w: 600 x d: 400 cm / h: 236.2 x w: 236.2 x d: 157.5 in
STYLE:  Contemporary
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GALLERY:  Carpenters Workshop Gallery  + 44 (0)203 051 59 39  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Audience is an installation conceived by rAndom International and executed in collaboration with Chris O’Shea, and was commissioned by choreographer Wayne McGregor for the Deloitte Ignite Festival at the Royal Opera House London in September 2008. ‘Audience’ consists of a large crowd of headsize mirror objects. Each object moves its head in a particular way to give it different characteristics of human behaviour. Some chat amongst themselves, some shy away and others confidently move to grab your attention.

When members of the audience enter the perimeter of the installation, the mirrors inquisitively follow someone that they find interesting. Having chosen their subject, they all synchronise and turn their heads towards them. Suddenly that person can see their reflection in all of the mirrors.

They will watch this person until they become disinterested, then either seek out another subject or return to their private chatter. The suddenly synchronised collective behaviour of the objects is beyond the control of the viewer, as it is left entirely to their discretion to let go of their subject.

Audience was shown from September 12-14 at the Royal Opera House in London.

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