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Fragments by Random International (2016)


New work by London’s Random International includes almost two hundred identical, small mirrors arranged in a grid to form a flat, homogenous surface. Hung against the wall, the mirrors are closely spaced and apparently static; but they possess the ability to move in harmony with one another.

Approaching the artwork, the individual mirrors turn together to face the onlooker, following as he or she moves. The plane of the surface distorts into varying, three-dimensional forms — perhaps a wave, or a curve, or a circle. The reflection becomes fragmented and the apparently inanimate object becomes akin to something organic and alive. A divided whole, it disperses a divided reflection. Engaging with the piece creates a physical, interrelated dialogue between human and non-human behaviour

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  • Nate Kresse

    I would be interested to know how this project fits into the narrative of intellectual theft/creative “borrowing” that seems to be looked down upon in the creative coding community (especially when there is obvious commercial interest in the faux versions – which may or may not be the case here)? Would love to hear from Daniel Rozin and RI, with Golan Levin as a moderator.

  • This is beautiful. I started a similar project a few years ago, but never got to take it to this level of execution.