Created by Random International and as first observed by Gunnar Johansson as "Biological Motion" in the early 70s, Study for Fifteen Points is the latest experiment in the new body of work by the London based artist collective exploring the minimal amount of information that is necessary for the animated form to be recognised as human; and the fundamental impact created by subtle changes within that information.
When arranged and animated in order, the points of light represent the human anatomy. Instinctually, the brain is able to stitch the disparate points together and recognise them as one human form. Reduced ways of representing complex information have been a sustained source of inspiration to Random International over the past years. Following the artists’ residency the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Fifteen Points investigates these possibilities of motion, representation and perception through a developing vocabulary of industrial material.
New work by London’s Random International includes almost two hundred identical, small mirrors are 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.