Rain Room was created by London’s rAndom International, a studio that designs artworks and installations to explore behavior + interaction, often using light + movement, as with Fly—which used eight cables to move the abstract representation of a fly with “a unique and autonomous algorithm, accurately simultating the observed behaviour of real flies”—and their various temporary printing + graffiti techniques.
Rain Room is part of MoMA’s EXPO 1: New York, a group of exhibits + events meant to explore the ecological challenges we face as a civilization today in the context of the existing economic + socio-political issues. EXPO 1 will take over the whole of MoMA’s PS1 this summer as well as space at MoMA, even making an appearance out in Rockaway Beach. Stay tuned to the EXPO 1 site for more details.
Rain Room made it’s world premiere at England’s Barbican Centre last year, but this will be it’s first appearance stateside as MoMA hosts the exhibit from Sunday, May 12 to July 28 this year in the west lot of the museum.
So anticipate many shouts of “I’M GONNA MAKE IT RAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIN UP IN HERE” echoing through Midtown this summer. Er, maybe “…MAKE IT NOT RAIN EXACTLY WHERE I’M STANDING”?
You can see a video of Rain Room at Barbican Centre below. Video + photos courtesy of the artist.