London artists let visitors dodge raindrops — indoors10/7/2012
It seems that it’s raining in every part of England that isn’t covered by a roof, but that’s all changing. Thanks to a group of London artists, now it can rain indoors as well. Art studio Random International recently installed a piece titled Rain Room that allows visitors to walk through an indoor rain storm. But because they didn’t want their artwork to just be a giant communal shower, Random International added a neat twist: No one inside the room gets wet. Thanks to a series of 3-D cameras, the room locates anyone inside the room and turns off the streams over that person’s head. Covering 330 square feet, the Rain Room goes through more than 220 gallons of water per minute — that is collected, filtered, and recirculated, of course.
Would you check out this installation?