LACMA offers immersive experience with ‘Rain Room’
(photo courtesy of Random International)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and RH Restoration Hardware present “Rain Room” (2012), an immersive work by the London-based artist collective Random International running through March 6.
Water falls continuously within the large-scale installation, creating an interior downpour that pauses wherever a human body is detected. Visitors can move through the space protected from the water falling all around them.
Random International uses science and technology to create artworks that aim to question and challenge human experience, engaging viewers by helping them explore behavior and natural phenomena.
“Random International produces artworks at the intersection of art and technology. This makes ‘Rain Room’ a perfect fit for LACMA as we re-initiate aspects of our acclaimed Art and Technology project, which is approaching its 50th anniversary,” LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg director Michael Govan said. “In ‘Rain Room,’ the artists who are part of the Random International collective have created a wondrous experience, achieved in an environmentally sensitive manner.”
“Rain Room” requires a specially timed ticket to enter. LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd. For information, visit www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/rain-room.
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