Have you heard of the new installation at the MOMA, New York -the Rain Room?
Random International’s experimental project is part of the MoMA PS1 exhibition EXPO 1: New York.
It allows visitors to “experience how it might feel to control the rain.”
Basically, you walk into a space with pooring ‘rain’ without getting wet. The pooring water just disappears whenever you step into this huge ‘shower’, it stops right over your head, wherever you move.
The secret are 3D camera sensors installed througout the dark room which detect objects and their movements.
“Using digital technology, Rain Room creates a carefully choreographed downpour, simultaneously encouraging people to become performers on an unexpected stage and creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation.”
Sounds stunning, right? I would love to go and see..feel it for myself.