Rain Room is an interactive installation piece that transforms the Curve space in the Barbican into a place of wonder. It is created by the incredibly talented Random International, a group formed in 2005 and made up of Royal College of Art graduates Hannes Koch, Florian Ortkrass and Stuart Wood. As you walk through the rain, the droplets part and you find yourself in the midst of a torrential storm without ever getting wet. From afar and even up close, the water droplets reflect the light like multi-prism crystals, strangely unreal like a holographic projection. Although we had to queue for no less than two hours before being granted a ten minute glance into this immersive piece of work, it was completely worth it. A fascinating creation of human ingenuity that makes you question the value of technology and science in contemporary art.
On at the Barbican in London from 4 Oct 2012 - 3 Mar 2013