"Rain Room" by Random International. Image courtesy: MoMa.
Rain Room at Jackalope Pavilion
Participant art is one thing; standing in a 100-square-metre field of continuous rainfall that doubles as an immersive art installation is another. "Rain Room" by art collective Random International has been experienced by more than half a million people worldwide, and has been installed for blockbuster shows in London, Shanghai, Los Angeles and New York. This globally significant artwork makes its Southern Hemisphere debut this August when it opens at Melbourne's Jackalope Pavilion, in partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). This responsive artwork asks audiences to engage all their senses as they are immersed in torrential, relentless rainfall while simultaneously being protected from it.