About the Exhibition

Random International: Rain Room merged science and technology to create artworks that challenge the human experience in a machine-led world. The first exhibition of The Hyundai Project: Art + Technology initiative, the immersive sound and light installation allowed visitors to walk through a continuous downpour without getting wet. Orchestrated by 3D tracking cameras that could detect movement and signal water sprinklers on the ceiling, the exhibition allowed visitors to experience the sensory illusion of being able to control the rain.

About the Studio

Founded in 2005, Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental practice within contemporary art. Taking science as a means to develop a new material vocabulary, their work invites consideration of the man/machine relationship with the viewer as an active participant. In the decade following the studio's inception, the focus of Random International’s artistic practice has continuously evolved and today encompasses sculpture, performance, and installation on an architectural scale. The studio’s recent exhibitions include Kinds of Life, commissioned for the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London (2019), Physical Algorithm, Paradise City Art Space (2019), Out of Control, MoCA Busan (2019), Rain Room, Jackalope Art Pavilion, Melbourne (2019), and Self and Other, Albert Embankment, London (2018). In 2013, Random International’s Tower: Instant Structure for Schacht XII was shown at World Heritage Zollverein as part of the Ruhrtriennale festival. The studio’s sculpture Fly was premiered at the fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2011, and their work Swarm Study / III is on permanent display at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

About the Program

The Hyundai Project: Art + Technology

The Hyundai Project: Art + Technology at LACMA supports exhibitions and programs that spark dialogue, inspire empathy, and encourage collaboration beyond boundaries. As a first step towards this goal, we supported the museum’s acquisition of major works by Robert Irwin and James Turrell, two now legendary artists who were members of LACMA’s original Art and Technology Lab program (1967–1971). Continuing its mission, The Hyundai Project: Art + Technology at LACMA presents exhibitions that illuminate the profound interplay between art and technology, underscoring their pivotal role in comprehending humanity and shaping our encounters with the future.

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