Luzinterruptus is making it rain, with light, that is. Our favorite anonymous art collective displayed its latest installation, Rain Interactive, at London's Totally Thames Festival. Celebrating the festival's theme of water, the art group filled 3,000 large condoms with blue water to highlight the vital need for water and the "abhorrent" practice of privatizing and trading it for profit.
Over 3,000 large and extra strength condoms were filled with blue water to turn them into large raindrops of all sizes and floppiness. The group says that the condoms were an apt medium for this artistic light installation considering that condoms are designed to preserve the true source of life.
Because the group was invited to the festival by the Waterman Arts Centre, Rain Interactive was installed in front of center’s main entrance. The cubic space was hung with the condom raindrops and framed with other lighted drops so that people could walk through caressing them while listening to the gentle sounds of water being squeezed and sloshed.
According to the Luzinterruptus, as with many of their public art exhibitions, while they were installing Rain Interactive in front of the center, many employees and visitors stopped to help, making the process a laborious group effort.