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Art: The Rain Room

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The Rain Room, an installation by Random International is a 100 square metre field of falling water for visitors to walk through and experience how it might feel to control the rain.  As people walk through the indoor rainfall, sensors detect their motions and the water is directed away from them. I went two days ago and it was amazing.  You walk into this downpour of rain but the water stops falling where your body is.  As you stretch out your arms and sweep across space, the rain stops where ever it is you sweep, and starts again when you move away.   It felt magical, I felt like I was a weather mage. The exhibition is on for a couple more months at the Barbican in London.  If you go, try to get there by ten, to avoid the 2 hour queue.


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