Random International: Rain Room

4 October 2012 - 3 March 2013
The Curve

Admission free

Open daily 11am - 8pm; Thu until 10pm (last admission to the queue approximately four to five hours before closing)

The queue time stands at approximately six hours

subject to availability

Random International invites you to experience what itís like to control the rain. Visitors can choose to simply watch the spectacle or find their way carefully through the rain, putting their trust in the work to the test.

More than the technical virtuosity necessary for its success, the piece relies on a sculptural rigour, with the entire Curve transformed by the monumental proportions of this carefully choreographed downpour and the sound of water.

Random International are known for their distinctive approach to digital-based contemporary art. Their experimental artworks come alive through audience interaction and staged performance.

Random International are represented by Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London and Paris.

Visitor info

Open daily 11am - 8pm; Thu until 10pm (last admission to the queue is approximately three hours before closing; four on weekends)

In order for visitors to enjoy the sensory experience of Rain Room, there is a limited capacity of 5 people at a time in the rain.

Please be aware that due to the popularity of Rain Room, the queue time currently stands at around six hours. The queue may be longer at peak times, including evenings and weekends.

The queue will close approximately four to five hours before closing time.

We advise visitors to arrive as early in the day as possible. Anyone arriving later may not be allowed to join the queue as we are unable to admit visitors after the gallery closes. Thank you for your patience.

Visitors should be aware that this is a dark installation featuring falling water. It is possible that you may get slightly wet and flat shoes are advisable. All children must be closely supervised at all times and should proceed slowly through the installation.

Photography and filming are not advisable within the rain itself.

Hosts will closely monitor the installation and control how many people enter at any one time. They are available to help and answer any questions you may have.

Part of Barbican Weekender: Brain Waves
Part of Families at the Barbican

Rain Room has been made possible through the generous support of the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art

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