Created by Inigo Manglano-Ovalle with Mark Hereld and Rick Gribenas, Random Sky is a large scale digital projection uses live weather information taken from a weathervane fixed to the front of the Art Center to determine the motion and pattern of the composition.
Inspired by Daniel Buren’s abstract minimalist in situ works from the late 1960’s, Random Sky is a digital program that generates random calculations in real-time. Its performance maintains a degree of unpredictability informed by external data culled from the weather instruments located on the exterior of the art center. Projected as oscillating vertical blue and white bands across the center’s glass facade, Random Sky results in tendencies rather than wholly predetermined narratives. The project is a semi-permanent installation literally wired in the building’s physical as well as digital infrastructure. It is meant to reside within and without the architecture of the center and to be called upon at any moment.