Gallery: rAndom International’s Sparkling Rain Room Lets You Play in th...

 
After walking blindly into the darkened gallery space, visitors are surprised by a wall of falling water that reacts to their presence.

After walking blindly into the darkened gallery space, visitors appear to somehow control the falling water; you can feel encapsulated by the rain, yet without getting wet as though they are mysteriously protected from it. Set against the bright light emitted at the far end of the gallery, the ‘rain’ sparkles magically to form a space for contemplation. The interactive piece also creates a surreal feeling that although the outside has been brought inside, you remain sheltered from it.

Open until March 3 2013, Rain Room: Random International will be on display at The Curve, Barbican Centre, London.

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Images courtesy of Felix Clay

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  1. jameswilson October 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    If you have not, the next time in London, check this out and the entire Barbicon Center. The Singing In The Rain Room is pretty cool; an excellent example of digital-based contemporary art. The experience is free to lowly commoners like me. One may want to pack a snack as the ‘queuing’ time can be a few hours.

  2. gmoke October 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Back in 2003, the Tate Modern did have a sun exhibit which was wildly popular and held over:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2003/oct/16/arts.artsnews1

    I experienced it myself and enjoyed it very much, although I liked the Brancusi exhibit upstairs better.

    The artist, Olafur Eliasson, is now manufacturing small solar lights for the developing world.

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