The Rain Room in the MoMA

The RainRoom in the Museum of Modern Art is an art installation that is up until the end of July where you literally get to walk through water! This was one of the most fascinating exhibits I have ever experienced. There is nothing like interactive art, it really inspires and makes you feel invincible. The wait for this room was really long, as it always is on weekends, but if you are in the NYC area I’d suggest going during the week instead. The artist only allows up to 10 people at one time and there is no time limit inside the exhibit. It’s designed for not too many people b/c you get a better feel of the rain room and also have more space to walk thru it. When I walked into this dark room, the rain was literally pouring down (seemed like a monsoon in there!) the sound was majestic and calming. I was a bit hesitant b/c I really thought I would get wet- but I absolutely did not one bit! I was walking thru this entire monsoon of downpours and was dry the entire time. The way it works is the sensors detect your body and it just stops raining on you! Incredible, breathtaking, I def. suggest going!!

 

 

Random International’s immersive environment Rain Room (2012), a major component of the MoMA PS1 exhibition EXPO 1: New York,is presented in the lot directly adjacent to The Museum of Modern Art. A field of falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected, Rain Room offers visitors the experience of controlling the rain. Known for their distinctive approach to contemporary digital practice, Random International’s experimental projects come alive through audience interaction—and Rain Room is their largest and most ambitious to date. The work invites visitors to explore the roles that science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our environment. Using digital technology, Rain Roomcreates a carefully choreographed downpour, simultaneously encouraging people to become performers on an unexpected stage and creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation. (via– http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1380)

 

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