Walk Through Rain Without Getting Wet: Rain Room at MoMA

It was in 2012 at London’s Barbican Centre that the world was introduced to Rain Room. Devised by the London-based art collective known as Random International, Rain Room is an elaborate, convoluted art installation that allows visitors to stroll through a simulated downpour of rain without getting wet.

Described by some as feeling as though one is in a sleepwalking trance, with the rain providing a blanket of white noise which ultimately blocks out most exterior sound, this highly imaginative piece uses 3D sensors and each individual’s movement to affect rain patterns, creating an ever-evolving space of dryness through which people can manoeuvre.

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