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Visit the Rain Room

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The exhibition entitled ‘Rain Room’ was created by Hannes Koch, Florian Ortkrass and Stuart Wood, three contemporary artists and graduates from the Royal College of Art in London, who went on to found their own art studio, ‘Random International.’

In the Barbican’s exhibition space known as ‘The Curve’ viewers of the exhibition walk through a one hundred square meter space of pouring rainfall, that operates through a digitalized simulation of the sounds, humidity and visual experience of rainfall, but without getting wet.

The unique installation is yet another example of how the role of digital technology is taking audience participation, response and interaction to the next level within the world of art. The audience’s response becomes a crucial part of the installation, as the rainfall responds to their reactions through motorised mirrors, and in this way the audience become the subject of the artwork.