The Random Generators, by Anjali Deshmukh, are a series of large scale installations that play with the modularity of visual and linguistic structures to generate a whirlwind of combinations manifesting experiences of humanity. As a participatory art installation, it produces for and with ‘players’ a work of visual art that is aesthetically meaningful and creative. It also sparks for players a confrontation with fate or existence and serves as a conduit through which meaningful dialogue can occur between complete strangers. Finally, it is intended to move participants to create something that shifts their thinking or compels them to exercise their creativity in an unexpected — sometimes uncomfortable — way.
The nervous systems of the Random Generators are site-specific installations around which interactions take place. No two installations have the same design, and each one is home to multiple ‘games’ or forms of interaction, distinct artworks in the Random Generators series.