A unique experience, +/- Human is an immersive installation created in response to the magnificent space of the Roundhouse.

How do you know that something is alive? Created for +/- Human, Random International’s Zoological is a mysterious flock of flying spheres that surrounds visitors. Step inside and experience how they interact with humans and move together in this kinetic world of machines and bodies, with new music from Warp Records.

The spheres’ flocking behaviour is determined by generative algorithms that enable them to react to their environment. The spheres will select individuals from among the crowd and respond to them through movement. Technology converges with art in this hypnotic experience.

Please note that at busy times every audience member may not be able to interact with the orbs, but we will do our best the make sure that everyone who wants to gets a chance.

Between 2pm and 3pm every Friday throughout +/- Human there will be pop up performances by young artists, responding to the themes of the piece.

Contemporary art collective Random International are the creators of the globally successful Rain Room. +/- Human is brought to you by Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, an annual season dedicated to introducing new audiences to innovative culture.

They are the most convincing embodiment of artificial intelligence I have ever seen.

★★★★★ The Guardian


★★★★ Evening Standard

We know they are machines, but we keep assigning emotions to them, and that’s the effect the artists were looking for…

★★★★ Londonist

Commissioned by the Roundhouse, with support from THE ROYAL BALLET, +/- Human is curated by WAYNE McGREGOR, Zoological art installation by RANDOM INTERNATIONAL, lighting by LUCY CARTER, sound by MARK PRITCHARD, dance performances choreographed by WAYNE McGREGOR and performed by COMPANY WAYNE McGREGOR and dancers from THE ROYAL BALLET, music by WARP RECORDS.

Images © Ravi Deepres and Alicia Clarke

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