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Random International

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Random international

Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Founded by Stuart Wood, Flo Ortkrass and Hannes Koch in 2005, Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental creative practice. Taking science as a means to develop a new material vocabulary, their work invites consideration of the man/​machine relationship through explorations of behavior and natural phenomena — with the viewer an active participant. 

Rain Room, the work for which the studio is best known, was exhibited at MoMA following its debut at the Barbican Centre. The immersive installation is an environment of perpetual rainfall‘ through which visitors can walk and yet remain dry. Random furthers the use of water as a raw material in Tower: Instant Structure for Schacht XII, which pulls falling water into an architectural form, instantaneously. Set amid a former coal mine, Tower is the first in an ongoing series of instant structures that the studio continues to develop.

Additional Presentation at MOCAD:
October 24, 7:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

With support from the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).


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