Kinds of Life, 2019
KINDS OF LIFE, 2019
Winches, cables, swivel sheaves, custom control system and software
1400 x 500 x 1100 cm
Permanent Installation: Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Kinds of Life is a moving sculpture that lives at the heart of the The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, and sporadically engages with its visitors. Responding to its surrounding environment in real time, the sculpture’s behaviour changes continually. In this work, Random International seek to experiment with perceptions of consciousness. Can a sense of life be simulated and expressed through movement alone? Inspired by conversations with researchers at the centre, Kinds of Life is intended as an exploration of how it might feel to share the world with non-human intelligence and what the fields of AI and evolutionary biology can learn from on another. Together, the sculpture and the centre reflect the idea of curiosity leading to discovery.
Artwork commissioned for the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London