New York, it’s now your turn to experience the interactive installation that caused quite a ruckus last year when it debuted in London. Rain Room, by London and Berlin-based collective Random International, allows you to experience the rain without getting wet! First shown at Barbican Centre from October 2012 to this March, it’s now back, housed in a temporary gallery next door to the MoMA museum until July 28, 2013. This is the monumental installation’s US debut.
Rain Room is part of EXPO 1: New York, a large-scale festival exploring ecological challenges. Using digital technology, the installation encourages people to control the weather. The field of falling water pauses whenever a human body is detected.
Though the interactive exhibition is open daily, during regular museum hours, admittance to the line will end once its reached capacity, which could be prior to the museum closing. Capacity is limited to 10 people at a time and visitors are discouraged from wearing dark, shiny, or reflective fabrics so that the technology can work most effectively. If you’re looking to take photos, bring your camera! Photography is encouraged inside the Rain Room, and if you add the hashtag #RainRoom to your tweet, Instagram or Flickr pic, it may appear in MoMA’s livestream.