Random International, Self and Other, 2016, glass, LEDs, steel frame, aluminum, time-of-flight camera, custom electronics, computer and custom software, 9' 1-3/8" × 5' 3" × 4' 1/4" (277.8 cm × 160 cm × 122.6 cm), Edition of 3 + 2 APs © Random International

Random International

Art group Random International runs a collaborative studio for experimental practice within contemporary art.

Founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass, they now work with a larger team of diverse and complementary talent out of studios in London and Berlin.

Questioning aspects of identity and autonomy in the post-digital age, the group’s work invites active participation, exploring the human condition in an increasingly mechanized world through emotional yet physically intense experiences. The artists aim to prototype possible behavioral environments by experimenting with different notions of consciousness, perception and instinct.

Their work Rain Room is in the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and has been exhibited under the museum’s historic Art and Technology initiative. It has also been shown at London's Barbican (2012); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); and Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2015/2018). An edition of Rain Room has become the first permanently installed artwork at the Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE (2018), and is housed in its own building.

Solo exhibitions of their work have been held at Lunds konsthall, Sweden (2014) and Yuz Musuem, Shanghai (2018). Their work is held in the collections of MoMA, Sharjah Art Foundation, Yuz Museum, LACMA and V&A, where their Swarm Study / III is on long-term display.


Random International, Fifteen Points / I, 2016, aluminum, LEDs, carbon fiber, motors, custom electronics, computer and custom software, 69-1/2" × 79" × 46-3/4" (176.5 cm × 200.7 cm × 118.7 cm), sculpture installation dimensions variable © Random International