Until Sun Mar 3 2013
Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Sep 3 2012
Contemporary art group Random International creates a digital installation that gives visitors the chance to experience how it might feel to control the rain. In 'Rain Room', the sound of water and moisture in the air gives the impression of being in the centre of an unpredictable downpour, without getting wet.
Average User Rating
3.3 / 5
- 5 star:3
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:3
They could have done so much more with this. It's not like being in the rain. It's like standing in a black empty room and with one big bright light as water trickles down in the middle of the room.
The 2 hour wait was not a problem for us and it was very interesting and enjoyable to walk through the rain, take pictures and not get wet. The fact that it is free of charge made the experience even more worthwhile.
The wait is not that long if you come with a friend or two and it is quite exciting. It's not an exhibition, it's not a place where you spend hours looking at one piece, it's an experience and as with any experience, it can't last forever. It's only about 5-10 minutes in the actual rain room, but you get an awesome memory and definitely, great photos if you're into that kind of stuff :)
2 hour of queue are not a problem, if you see something good. But this? Definitely overrated, such a stupid thing. 1 star (not 0) because someone can find it fun. Not me.