Photos: Visitors ‘part the rain’ in a surreal experience at the ‘Rain Room’
Imagine walking through the rain deluge without getting wet. In fact, imagine having the rain part around you, as you walk through it. Fiction? Not quite!
In the Curve at the Barbican Art Gallery, London a new installation by Random International is set, inviting people to – well, try to get wet. The ‘Rain Room’ is a hundred square meters downpour area, set at the end of a curving corridor and left intentionally dark to emphasize dramatic spotlight effect. Rain, as it should, falls vertically in straight shower lines.