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Wet yourself at the Barbican’s Rain Room

Posted at 8:00 am, October 10, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment
Rain Room Installation image © Felix Clay Rain Room, Random International 2012. Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery

Why would you want rain indoors, when it rains enough outdoors? A cynical question that could only be asked by a moaning, meteorologically embittered Brit, perhaps. However, after a little more investigation of Random International’s new rain installation at the Barbican until March 3 2013, we are embracing this free internal downpour where visitors are invited to control the showers. Alas, no supernatural powers are conferred upon on entry, instead the installation works with ultra-sensitive motion sensor cameras that track the visitor’s movements through the room, stopping the rain where they are at any one moment. Dryness in the wet, a perfect cure to Britain’s weathernoia. Matthew Bremner

For more info, see Rain Room listing or read our 35 reasons rain is better than sunshine.

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