rAndom international : rain room
barbican's curve, london
from 4 october until 3 march 2013
the rain room takes art lovers on a journey through a dark corridor surrounded by the sound of drumming rain, into a brightly lit rectangle and when people step in it, water halts overhead, but keeping them dry wherever they are moving/standing.
the rain room is controlled by a series of cameras that 3D-map the location of bodies on the plinth, translating this to a pixelated grid of 25cm x 25cm panels, each of which controls nine outlets and a total of 2,500 litres of water, falling at a rate of 1,000 litres per minute, which is filtered, treated and recycled.
rAndom international is comprised of german artists hannes koch and florian ortkrass and british stuart wood. founded in 2005 rAndom international are known for their distinctive approach to digital-based contemporary art. their experimental artworks come alive through audience interaction.
images via rAndom international and designboom