Kinds of Life

Random International
Kinds of Life (2019)

Kinds of Life is a moving sculpture that lives at the heart of the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children and sporadically engages with visitors. Responding to its surrounding environment in real time, the sculpture's behaviour changes continually. In this work, Random International seeks to experiment with notions of consciousness. Inspired by conversations with researchers at the Centre, Kinds of Lie is intended as an exploration of how it might feel to share the world with non-human intelligence and what the fields of artificial intelligence and evolutionary biology can learn from one another. Together, the sculpture and the Centre reflect the idea of curiosity leading to discovery.

This artwork is part of the GOSH Art Collection and was commissioned specially for this building.