Unlike a natural rainfall, these glowing blue raindrops won't actually get you wet. In fact, the bulbous shapes are actually condoms filled with dyed blue liquid and illuminated with battery-powered lights. Entitled Prophylactic rain that doesn’t wet anything, the installation was produced by Luzinterruptus, an art collective who is certainly familiar with transforming everyday items like plastic food containers, garbage bags, and glass jars into interesting light installations.
The most recent, interactive project commemorated Campo de la Cebada, a space that was formerly Madrid's public swimming pool. During installation, the artists allowed anyone who was interested and curious to participate in the completion of the project. Using rain as the inspiration, the group of artists and volunteers filled 800 of the extra large, extra strength condoms and suspended them with string at various lengths. The final result was a sea of blue that entertained children and adults in very different ways, with the young kids believing that they were making water balloons while the giggling adults were fully aware of how the products were being redefined.
via [Ian Brooks]