Living Room

Do you feel led?

The Living Room installation delves into the concept of space as a living entity: a constantly shifting architectural realm that possesses a sentience of its own, manifested through the interplay of light and fog.

As you step into the shapeshifting environment, with ambient sound by Signe Lykke, the space itself adjusts its pathways, co-navigating visitor movement within it. Blurring the line between the physical and the ethereal, the work raises intriguing questions: Is the space guiding you, or are you engaged in a collaborative choreography with it? This dynamic highlights the ever-present tension between human control and the agency of the machine.

Having constructed Living Room with custom electronics and software which responds to movement sensors, Random International’s aim was to create an environment which invites us to connect with not only the space, but also our fellow visitors.

Could human-kind co-create with non-human entities? Will we lead, be led or organically begin an autonomous dance?

— About Random International
Established in 2005, Random International is a postdigital art group exploring the impact of technological development on the human condition. Best known for their large-scale interactive installations, the group works across an array of media including sculpture, light, kinetics, video, print, and sound. Led by founders Hannes Koch (b.1975, Germany) and Florian Ortkrass (b.1975, Germany), the group has a studio in London and comprises a global team of complimentary talent.

Experimental by nature, Random International’s practice is fuelled by research and scientific discovery. The group aims to broaden the question of what it is to be alive today by experimenting with how we connect — to different kinds of life, to different views of the world, and to one another.