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MoMA’s “Rain Room”

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If you’re in the New York area and have yet to experience MoMA’s Rain Room, today is the last day to do so. Rain Room is put on by Random International, an artists’ consortium known for its “digital practice” and states that their exhibit will help one “to explore the roles that science, technology and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our environment”.

A digitally programmed field of falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected, Rain Room puts the visitors in control of the experience, bringing the project to life through audience interaction and contemplation. Because of the motion detectors carefully mapping your every step, there will be no need for an umbrella this time because you won’t be getting wet.

The presentation of Rain Room at MoMA is the US premiere of this installation, and follows its debut at Barbican Centre in London (October 2012-March 2013).

The Rain Room
Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., New York
Through Sunday July 28, CLOSING @ MIDNIGHT
Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $14 for students and free for children 16 and younger. For information, call (212) 708-9400

Rain Room at the Barbican, 2012 from rAndom International on Vimeo.

Images from Random International

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