Do you ever wish you could control the rain? The newly opened Rain Room exhibition in London may let you do just that.
The Rain Room, created by rAndom International, is an empty black room with 3D cameras and pressure-regulated system embedded into the ceiling to detect where people stand. Once you step into the area where it rains the sensors detect your movement and that particular area turns into a shade where it doesn’t rain.
Close your eyes. Imagine yourself in a dark rainy room. It’s raining everywhere. You are moving through the space and through the rain with no umbrella but magically you are dry.
The relationship between humans and weather is forever fascinating. This installation explores that very interaction. Whether you enjoy rainy days or whether you find yourself saying, “rain, rain, go away,” with this social experiment, you can play in the rain and leave your umbrella at home (unless it’s raining outside of course).
While the Rain Room is free to experience, due to it’s popularity, expect to queue up for as long as two hours. This one-of-a-kind exhibition will run until March of 2013.
- Yekaterina Sahakyan