At this time of year in the Northern hemisphere, the idea of going to see and feel rain isn’t exactly an enticing prospect – we seem to have an endless supply at the moment here in Copenhagen. But how about experiencing the sensation of rain without getting wet? Interactive designers rAndom International have created a 100 square meter room of falling rain that allows visitors to walk around without getting wet.
How you ask? Cameras installed around the room detect human movements and send instructions to the rain drops to continually move away from visitors. Now that’s the sort of rain I could tolerate on my cycling commute to work.
Held at The Barbican along London’s South Bank, the exhibition will also feature a series of dance performances by acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor‘s company Randon Dance. The dancers will perform in the Rain Room on selected Sundays to a score by Max Richter.