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Rain Room

Imagine the magical feeling of walking through a 100-square-metre field of continuous rainfall, without getting the slightest bit wet.
By Concrete Playground
March 30, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
March 30, 2021
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Actual rain might be a bit of a drag, but this immersive rainfall-inspired installation is anything but. Random International's famed captivating artwork Rain Room has been a hit since it arrived in Melbourne in 2019, and it's not hard to see why.

It's a downright impressive piece of interactive art. Imagine the magical feeling of walking through a 100-square-metre field of continuous rainfall, without getting the slightest bit wet. Rain Room's water droplets are guided by responsive technology, ceasing to fall wherever they sense movement. It's a physical, multi-sensory experience that sets out to explore ways in which technology transforms relationships between humans and nature.

Off the back of recent stints at Shanghai's YUZ Foundation, the LACMA in Los Angeles and at the Sharjah Art Foundation, Rain Room has hit Australia as a permanent part of the Jackalope Art Collection, presented in collaboration with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

The internationally acclaimed work has made its home in the Jackalope Pavilion, a pop-up purpose-built space on Acland Street designed by March Studio. A ticket will allow you to spend 20 minutes in the Rain Room.

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