The large-scale installation is an interactive experience, designed to immerse the visitor. Inside the room, water flows continuously, creating a downpour that pauses wherever a body is detected. Moving around the room freely, protected from the falling water empowers you with possession of the impossible—the ability to control rain.
The installation uses a 528 gallons (2000L) of water within a self-contained system. The same water will be recycled and used throughout the entire run of the exhibition.
The Rain Room is the brainchild of London-based experimental collective Random International. The exhibition is part of LACMA’s current Art + Technology Initiative, a series of related programs that support artists’ experiments with emerging technology, to facilitate engagement and discussion.
The show is on view at LACMA until March 6, 2016, and will require a special timed ticket to enter. Do not miss this unique opportunity to play in the rain without getting wet, a whimsical and transformative experience. ■