I travel as much as possible at home and abroad. I'm always ready for new experiences
Walk in the rain without getting wet
The Barbican's Curve Gallery is currently hosting a fantastical exhibition by experimental artists from Random International, which gives visitors an opportunity to "control the rain." The Rain Room is a 100 metre gallery of falling water ingeniously directed by human sound and movement using finely tuned cameras and sensors.
The rain is controlled by human presence, so that the deluge will fall all around you as you walk through the exhibit, but never directly on you. The rain responds to each visitor's pathway and presence differently and it is a bit of an experiment in trust to believe that a dry path can be found through the downpour.
As you wait to enter the room, the mist, sound, smell, and atmosphere of rain fills the waiting area and creates a sense of anticipation for this unusual and exciting sensory experience. As you walk through the gallery, choosing your own path, the rain falls in giant columns on either side of you. It is all the fun of walking in a summer rainstorm without getting completely soaked. Although if you dress in black, it's possible to confuse the sensors and end up with buckets of water on your head.