the process is the artwork

Rain Room

rAndom International, Rain Room, 2012
Water, injection moulded tiles, solenoid valves, pressure regulators, custom software, 3D tracking cameras, steel beams, water management system, grated floor.

I’ve always felt terribly sorry about Donald Duck’s misfortune, exemplified by the rain cloud always following him around, which is why I was tremendously relieved when I learned about Random International‘s interactive installation Rain Room at the Barbican in London.

“Rain Room is a hundred square metre field of falling water through which it is possible to walk, trusting that a path can be navigated, without being drenched in the process.

As you progress through The Curve, the sound of water and a suggestion of moisture fill the air, before you are confronted by this carefully choreographed downpour that responds to your movements and presence.”

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