rAndom International was founded by Stuart Wood, Flo Ortkrass and Hannes Koch in 2002. The studio was set-up as a license for experimentation with the mission to develop a new artistic vocabulary. Together, the trio’s experience included freelancing at artist studios such as Olafur Eliassons’, and working for Philips Design and the BBC research laboratories. After graduating from the Royal College of Art they set up a permanent rAndom studio space in London in 2005.
Working from the fringes of art, design, science and architecture, rAndom are developing projects and installations that re-interpret the ‘cold’ nature of digital-based work and emphasise the interaction between the animate (audience) and the inanimate object, bringing the two into a powerful sense of aesthetic relation. Their work renders the technical to the ephemeral, harbours an intense curiosity towards experimental processes, and develops into a body of diverse installations, commissioned works, performance projects and one-off experiences.
The possibilities of physical movement as trigger, bodily expression, and the emotional engagement with objects are signatures of the studios practice. In 2010 the studio are collaborating with choreographer Wayne McGregor on a scenography for his new work, are developing architectural installations in the US and Europe and explore further research into both cognitive sciences and the use of nano technology.