You may not be God or have supernatural powers, but once you visit the Barbican Centre in London, you will get a flair of what it’s like. A new installation called “Rain Room”, put together by an experimental arts collaborative Random International, allows you to walk through a hundred square meter field of falling water without getting wet. Seems magical, but really it is a result of precise planning and adaptation of the latest technologies.
“Rain Room” installation is controlled by a series of 3D cameras that spot the location of bodies on the plinth and stop the rain only above them. It starts to feel as if you had an invisible shield or umbrella. One of the artists Hannes Koch says that “in this installation people like to experiment and play with it, to push its boundaries and see if they can get wet.”
“Rain Room” allows you to walk through a hundred square meter field of falling water without getting wet.