There’s going to be rain in Los Angeles until March 6. In a confined space. As a large scale installation at LACMA. Rain Room is an immersive work by London-based artist collective Random International, where visitors become part of the piece, interacting with the rain. Water falls continuously creating an indoor downpour which pauses whenever a human body is detected. This means you can walk, dance, sing, jump around in the rain and not get drenched. The digital-based contemporary art explores how human relationships to each other and nature are mediated through technology.
That sounds like a lot of water being used. However, Rain Room uses about 528 gallons of water within a self-contained system, which will be recycled and used throughout the 5 month run. To put this into perspective, the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water per day.
Visitors need to make advance reservations for the exhibit as the visit is approximately 10-15 minutes in which during the time, 18 to 22 people can enter while five to seven may proceed into the rain at once. And photography is highly encouraged and allowed. Trust that it won’t get wet in the process.