Studio Manager at Random International.
- SWARM STUDY VI / SMALL SWARMRandom International’s Swarm Study series is an ongoing exploration of collective behaviour — a sustained interest of the studio since its inception. The installations simulate swarming behaviour three dimensionally, through movement and light. The illuminated ‘swarm’ responds to the presence of those within its vicinity, inhabiting the spatial sphere autonomously, as though it were a living thing. The latest installation in the series, Swarm Study VI / Small Swarm invites a more immediate engagement, through the intimacy of scale and structure, than the studio has previously experimented with.
- REFLEXPeople walking along Euston Road will encounter an unusually arresting reflection of themselves in a new light installation, Reflex, created by rAndom International. The work inhabits the windows of the Wellcome Trust as though it were a living organism. Reacting to viewers, passers-by and traffic on the Euston Road, Reflex produces mesmerising flows of light, inviting a physical response to the building. The installation's swarming behaviour is based on an algorithm developed to emulate the collective decision making that we see in large groups of creatures such as birds or ants. The work is constructed from hundreds of brass rods and thousands of LEDs arranged on small custom chips. Their movement is based on programmes that aim to simulate complex natural phenomenon. Reflex recreates "stigmergy" whereby traces left by random actions stimulate further actions that build on one another, leading to the spontaneous emergence of apparently patterned activity. James Peto, Senior Curator at Wellcome Collection, the Wellcome Trusts' public venue says: "An estimated 5,000 people walk past the Wellcome Trust's windows every day. rAndom International's Reflex is the seventh in a series of annual design commissions for this prominent site. The window designs have always provoked interesting reactions from passers-by. With Reflex the passers-by can provoke a reaction from the windows." Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. It supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities; its breadth of support including public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. The Trust is independent of both political and commercial interests. wellcome.ac.uk rAndom International was founded by Stuart Wood, Flo Ortkrass and Hannes Koch in 2002. The studio was set up to extend the perspective of contemporary artistic practice. Working from the fringes of art, design, science and architecture, rAndom develop projects and installations that re-interpret the 'cold' nature of digital-based work and emphasise the interaction between the animate (audience) and the inanimate (object), bringing the two into a powerful relationship of performance. The studio's work has won many awards in the fields art, architecture and design. rAndom are represented by Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London.
- FAR BY WAYNE MCGREGOR | RANDOM DANCEWayne McGregor | Random Dance, a resident company at Sadlers Wells, was formed by Wayne McGregor 18 years ago. It became a byword for radical approach to new technology, incorporating animation, digital film, 3D architecture, electronic sound and virtual dancers into live choreography. In Nemesis (2002), dancers duelled with prosthetic steel arm extensions to a soundtrack incorporating mobile phone conversations; in AtaXia (2004), McGregor's fellowship with the Experimental Psychology department of Cambridge University fuelled the choreography; in Entity (2008), choreographic agents were imagined to a soundscape created by Coldplay collaborator Jon Hopkins and Joby Talbot (Chroma). In FAR (November 17-20, 2010), cutting edge design by rAndom International is fused with choreography made from a radical cognitive research process. Wayne McGregor is the resident choreographer of The Royal Ballet. About rAndom International rAndom International was founded by Stuart Wood, Flo Ortkrass and Hannes Koch in 2002. The studio was set up to extend the perspective of contemporary artistic practice. Working from the fringes of art, design, science and architecture, rAndom develop projects and installations that re-interpret the 'cold' nature of digital-based work and emphasise the interaction between the animate (audience) and the inanimate (object), bringing the two into a powerful relationship of performance. The studio's work has won many awards in the fields art, architecture and design. rAndom are represented by Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London.
I began working for Roberts & Stearn as a freelance framer and art technician installing works and building bespoke frames to conservations standards. Expanded knowledge of art handling developed through the installation and de-installation of artworks. The role developed into studio manager after a few months. Studio Manager was a highly administrative role, I managed the company calendar, studio stock, issued invoices, liaising with both clients and suppliers. I managed the company's accounts and budgeting. During my time at the company I project managed large framing projects and exhibition builds in contemporary art galleries around London.
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- Fine Art
- Soft Furnishings
- Visual Art
- Art History
- Contemporary art
- Art Administration
- Interior Design Direction
BA History of Art and Spanish
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History of Art and Spanish, 2:1 2008 – 2012 Activities and Societies: Member of Art Society
Art Foundation, Fine Art
Oxford Brookes University Art Foundation, Fine Art, Merit 2006 – 2007