Andres Ayerbe and Camille Leproust studied BA (Hons) Design for Interaction and Moving Image, graduating in 2013, and showed ‘The Rain Printer’ at the water-themed event organised by King’s College London to mark Midsummer Day.
‘The Rain Printer’ (2013) gathers precipitation data from Bogor, Indonesia and Las Vegas, USA and prints it onto receipt rolls using cash registers. The result is a visualisation of water issues around the world which calls into question the commodification of natural resources.
Speaking before the event, the duo said: “‘The Rain Printer’ is one of our more socially and politically engaged projects, yet every time we have presented it people read it in very unique ways, which is very interesting to us. Perhaps we are more interested in raising questions rather than presenting clear-cut answers to the research and the issues that inspire our work.
“We’re very honoured that King’s College has included our piece in such an interesting event, and of course it is great that it is taking place at Somerset House which is an institution we are both big fans of.”