The Rain Room Art Installation is Heading to Australia

Cool Sh*t, Sydney / 3 July 2019

We are picturing a ‘Singing in the Rain’ type scenario sans umbrellas in this epic installation.

If you have been looking for an excuse to book a weekend trip to Melbourne, here it is. RANDOM INTERNATIONAL’s epic installation artwork, Rain Room is finally heading to the southern hemisphere, making a coveted appearance in none other than St Kilda.

Having already enthralled over half a million patrons globally, Rain Room will debut in August 2019 with tickets going on sale July 4.

Rain Room

For those less familiar with this monumental immersive experience, Rain Room is a physical participatory art piece that engages all senses.

Originally created in 2012, the 100 square metre room has millions of water droplets falling constantly from above. Sensors and 3D camera technology then detect movement within the room and wherever you step the water will cease to fall. This paired with low lighting leaves participants feeling completely immersed in the downpour, without copping a single drop of rain.

This counter-intuitive environment invites the individual to explore action and subsequent emotions stimulated by this installation. Artists behind the work took inspiration from the increasing mediation of human relationships to nature, by technology. Thankfully this installation is  environmentally conscious, the Rain Room cycling through 1200 litres of recycled, self-cleaning water.

Previously the installation has been exhibited in some internationally acclaimed museums and galleries including the Barbican, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

A purpose-built pavilion will now house the Rain Room, finding its Australian home as part of the Jackalope Art Collection.

Rain Room is open seven days a week, Sunday to Wednesday from 10am-6pm and Thursday to Saturday from 10am-9pm. The installation will be closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. The season will be running until the end of summer 2020.

Forget the umbrellas, ditch the raincoats, you’ll be parting the waters Moses style within this impressive artwork. This event is going to be highly popular, so we suggest booking tickets now. For further information and tickets head here.

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