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Moma’s ingenious new interactive installation, Rain Room, opened May 12 in a lot next to the museum, where only ten people are allowed into a mysterious dark space to stroll through a storm without getting wet. The exhibit, which debuted at the Barbican Centre in London last year, utilizes 3D motion sensor cameras to pause the rain wherever a body is detected. 

Rain Room is a carefully choreographed downpour—a monumental work that encourages people to become performers on an unexpected stage, while creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation.

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Here’s video from the London show:

Rain Room will be on view at the New York City Museum of Modern Art through July 28.

Photo and video: Katie Sokoler / Gothamist

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