It never rains, it pours
How to stay dry while rain pours down at the Barbican Centre in London. Rain Room. A new installation by art collective rAndom International at the Barbican Centre in London does not drench visitors despite the abundant amount of water pouring down from the ceiling. In a short video on The Guardian’s website, architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright explores Rain Room and interviews the artists involved.
The installation uses motion camera’s which detect and track visitors walking into the space. As a result some valves are closed off so that visitors stay dry all the while they are surrounded by a steady downpour. The installation is on display from 4 October 2012 till 3 March 2013.