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

rAndom International's Rain Room is a spectacular installation that recreates the fun of playing in the rain - except it's indoors, and you never get wet! The installation is programmed to track movements, and the curtain of rain stops when a visitor approaches it. The compelling and brilliantly choreographed work is located in London’s fantastic Barbican Centre. It may sound crazy in a city renowned for rainy days (surely a sun installation would be more popular!), but it encourages a sensation of power, safety and intrigue.

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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:

    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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