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Play in the Rain without getting Wet

Hi New Social - Rain Room at the Barbican
Message: Wednesday 18th November at 12pm.
To see Art Installation 'The Rain Room'.

Suggest you google for pictures to get the idea.

The Evening Standard says: " The Rain Room follows a similar principle, tracking oumovements as we step into a precise, 100 square metre cuboid torrent of water and, somehow, remain dry.

How exactly this is done is a mystery, despite Random’s list of the tools of its trade, including injection moulded tiles, solenoid valves, pressure regulators and 3D tracking cameras.

The experience is theatrical. Enter The Curve and you are plunged into darkness, with just a single raking light at the farthest end of the room. It lends a magical, silvery quality to the field of rain, which pours onto a raised platform — a stage for the viewer’s experience. You wait and watch as others wander in. Above them, a clearing appears, tracing their movements, halting the droplets as they chart their course.

Although you feel you have the measure of the work before you take the leap, nothing prepares you for the physical experience. It goes against our instincts to walk into water pouring so insistently, but somehow every movement is anticipated — quickly shoot out your arm and still it stays dry; change the speed or angle of your walking and still the rain stops. Lovely visual details appear: look up and the droplets are a coruscating constellation, look forwards and the colour spectrum appears in the drops.

It is an enjoyable and memorable experience"

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