LACMA – Los Angles County Museum of Art
Exhibition: Rain Room
Imagine being set in a room where it’s completely raining but every step you take you don’t feel a raindrop?
Head to the LACMA to get this once in a lifetime experience! Limited time experience: November 1, 2015 – March 6, 2016.
What is the Rain Room?
Random International’s Rain Room (2012) is an immersive environment of perpetually falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected. The installation offers visitors an opportunity to experience what is seemingly impossible: the ability to control rain. Rain Room presents a respite from everyday life and an opportunity for sensory reflection within a responsive relationship.
Founded in 2005, Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental practice. They use science and technology to create experiences that aim to question and challenge the human experience within a machine-led world, engaging viewers through explorations of behavior and natural phenomena. In the decade following the studio’s inception, the focus of Random International’s artistic practice has continuously evolved and today encompasses sculpture, performance, and installation on an architectural scale. – from Rain Room About Page
This event is a specially ticketed, timed-entry experience. What does that mean? It means that you have to purchase a separate ticket to enter the exhibition and you get only 15 minutes inside.
I checked to see if tickets were available, unfortunately it’s SOLD OUT. The only possible way is to me a LACMA member and I believe there is only one date available. I was lucky enough to get 2 tickets to visit the exhibition but I purchased them a couple months prior to the actual opening.
How do you prepare?
It’s been advised that you don’t wear black, dark, or stripe attire. The reason being said is the sensors in the room may not catch your body so there is a big chance you may get wet.
No heels – for obvious reasons. No need for raincoat or umbrella. Just bring yourself and your ticket.
Tip: Walk slow while entering the actual room, if you walk at a normal or fast pace the sensors won’t catch you and you will get wet again!
To see more pictures from my trip, click here: Rain Room Pictures
To see how the Rain Room works, click here: Rain Room Video