Last fall, we spotlighted a mesmerizing exhibition by UK-based rAndom International called “Rain Room.” While we at Architizer sadly missed out on the installation in London, we are thrilled to announce that “Rain Room” is coming to MoMA on May 12th! Now we New Yorkers have the chance to walk through a downpour, without being touched by a single drop of water! And what a relief that will be after a long and gloomy winter. Click through to see more!
A major component of “EXPO 1: New York, Rain Room” will be presented from May 12 through July 28. A large-scale immersive environment, the installation is a field of falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected—offering visitors the experience of controlling the rain. Using digital technology, “Rain Room” is a carefully choreographed downpour—a monumental work that encourages people to become performers on an unexpected stage, while creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation. Visitors can literally walk through rain, as though surrounded by an invisible magnetic field, and never get wet. The work invites visitors to explore the roles that science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our environment. You know where you can find us May 12!
“Rain Room” is on view at The Museum of Modern Art, courtesy of RH, Restoration Hardware. EXPO 1: New York is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.
Photos: courtesy of the artist