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.
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