Random Acts is Channel 4’s strand for experimental films, performance, visual art and animations. Screening every weeknight, a new generation of filmmakers and producers are presenting work rarely seen on television. Producers include Vice TV, Dazed and Confused and Tate with work from artists as diverse as David Shrigley, Michael Landy, Wolfgang Tillmans and Pepstar.
We designed the Random Acts site to encourage exploration and discovery of new work and new talent. We offer users the chance to randomise their experience or filter in a more organised way. Content is arranged around graphics types (films, links, comment etc) within a constantly re-organising mosaic. By keeping navigation shallow and dynamic the user never leaves the mosaic interface. The bespoke front-end interface was designed upon an open source framework, isotopemetafizzy.
Bold and visually driven, the films are presented within the Random Acts space, supported by artist information and ‘random links’ supplied by the filmmakers. To support the project we also manage the project’s social media activity, pushing and sharing content out to new audiences whose primary means of finding films work is not via television at all.
Over 500 films are now available on the site.