Walking inside a Rain Room
In 2012 the group of English designers of rAndom Internatonal created Rain Room, an installation dominated by water. This project became very popular and was exhibited at Barbican Centre in London in 2012 and at MoMA in New York in 2013.
It is a large room where the visitor experiences a digital deluge. Initially attracted by the sound of the rain and by the moisture in the air, the public move towards the centre of the installation in a dark space which creates a sense of alienation. Here, through the use of a drainage system digitally adjusted, the rain falls. It is the beginning of a journey which stimulates all the senses. The visitor is surrounded by drops falling from the ceiling, but thanks to a high-tech solution with 3D tracking cameras he is not drenched in the process. Through the careful use of lights, sound and water, the temporal dimension slows down and the audience become the actor inside the work, playing with their own intuition.