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Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental practice within contemporary art, founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass and now based in London. Their work employs beautiful and complex technology to explore human behaviour, the body and natural phenomena. They produce art installations, kinetic sculpture and interactive art. They don’t want the technology to dominate, so there is always a kind of magic to what they produce.

They are best known for the jaw-dropping ‘Rain Room’ which been exhibited all around the world from the Barbican in London to Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Their work is in the collections of MoMA, LACMA and the Victorian and Albert Museum in London. In this edition of Brilliant Ideas we talk to Hanes and Florian about their works including ‘Rain Room’, ‘Swarm and ‘‘Blur Mirror’ and we follow the creation of their new work ’15 Points’.

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