Random Order Collective

 

Random Order is a collective of four artists whose practices expand from sculpture, film, performance into new technologies and immersive environments. Sound plays a role in our individual practices but becomes the primary medium in our collective. Random Order's projects seek to understand how sound affects the human perception of the spaces we interact with and the way we go about our everyday lives. We interrogate sound’s potential to relate to the environment and open up both universal and individual stories and histories. Through exploring the acoustics of sound we deal with its physical properties, further implicating a direct engagement with matter. Random Order uses a wide array of processes in its diverse projects including DIY sound kits, field recording and both analogue and digital processes. By merging and cross-referencing new technologies and craft devices we propose heuristic assemblages that create sound bridges between cultures, processes and different modes of expression.

Christiana Kazakou is a multidisciplinary artist based in London. Her artistic practice explores the interconnectedness and open-ended dialogue between art and science by combining scientific concepts, laws and theories from different disciplines with arts practice.
www.christianakazakou.com

Lauren Franklin is a multimedia artist from Northern California who is interested in the transient nature of time and its relationship with space and form. Working with the moving image, site-specific installation and sound, she is curiously examining our perceptions of the world around us.
www.laurenfranklin.net

Aga Tamiola is a multimedia artist working out of London and Berlin. Aga’s nomadic exploration of matter manifests itself in sculptural assemblages fusing materials and processes. Her geographical misplacement led her to focus on representations of identity and belonging in the context of globalisation and new technologies. 
www.agatamiola.com

Sean Erickson works in sound, video, photography and writing to explore the constraints of modern culture and the feelings of alienation, isolation and loneliness that persist while technology strives to brings us closer together.
www.trashartandmovies.com

nomad lab

 

Aga's sound journey started with a trans-disciplinary sound research and making residency Nomad Lab in 2013 . It was a collaborative project led by Matt Lewis and Christabel Harley at Central Saint Martins (Jan - June 2013), University of the Arts London that introduced its members to the practical ideas of nomad science and learning through sound. It focused on practical ideas of nomad science as presented by Deleuze & Guattari in A Thousand Plateaus and researching through sound.  As non-specialists the participants focused on heuristic approaches, participating in a series of workshops from DIY electronics to physical computing, as well as a series of lectures hosted by visiting artists. Our methods and sounds were developed through open experimentation, research, and discussions. In our workshops we used various tools such as notation and software, both applied as visual ways to deal with sound (see e.g. John Zorn, John Cage). We also took to field recording in exploration of social spaces that photographic evidence could not provide. 

The final piece was developed for the multichannel ambisonic structure of the BE OPEN sound portal and resulted in a piece Shut Up Buffalo (Muddy Hand Expanding into Blue Face). A piece that focused on the territory of crowds, protest, and migration; complex ecologies wrought in the structures of bio-technological systems. The work was on view at the Sound Portal located on the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea. 

Once Nomad Lab finished a small group of us decided to continue the investigation into the sonic domain and formed Random Order Collective (see above).