Rainy Day in London: Installation by Random International

But even if its another rainy day in London, you won’t get wet in this rain! Really!

Rain Room is an installation that looks so incredible and surreal, almost like a scene out of a glamorous music video. Created by Random International, this experimental installation is displayed at the Barbican Curve Gallery in London from October 4th, 2012 until March 3rd, 2013. Here, the software lets you navigate through the rain, sensing its existence but is brilliantly programmed to keep you dry. This 100 square meter installation is made from – Water, injection moulded tiles, solenoid valves, pressure regulators, custom software, 3D tracking cameras, wooden frames, steel beams, hydraulic management system, grated floor.

According to the Barbican,

In this daring new commission, contemporary art studio Random International invites you to experience what it’s like to control the rain. Visitors can choose to simply watch the spectacle or find their way carefully through the rain, putting their trust in the work to the test. 

More than the technical virtuosity necessary for its success, the piece relies on a sculptural rigour, with the entire Curve transformed by the monumental proportions of this carefully choreographed downpour and the sound of water. 

Random International are known for their distinctive approach to digital-based contemporary art. Their experimental artworks come alive through audience interaction and staged performance.

Embedding is disabled by Guardian but the video from the Rain Room is available on their Youtube page. To have an in-depth read about the installation, head over to the Guardian. If you enjoyed this installation, visit Random International’s website for more awesome work!


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