17 March 2013

Free London | The Rain Room

Finally managed to see the Rain Room at the Barbican in the city. I had read so many reviews about.

If you know Londoners you will know just how obsessed we are about the weather here and as if it doesn’t rain enough outside someone has gone ahead and started the rain indoors. The Random International, an arts collaborative designed an installation of cascading water. The ‘rain’ is programmed to ensure you don’t get went. The installation tracks your movements to halt the rain as you walk around the installation.

With one light source in the gallery making the rain water glisten as you move around altering the rain fall with movement. The key is slow movement as there is a noticeable delay with the systems anticipation of your movements.

With the gallery being small, meant that you have at least an hour’s wait before getting into the Rain Room. The time flew by while conversing over coffee in the queue with my friend. I was amazed at the number of people queuing to getting into the rain shorting after leaving it outside!...It was an delightful experience for sure.

 The Rain Room in Motion

So did you manage to sing and dance in the rain before the installation move to NYC?

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