ARTWORK OF THE WEEK
Rain room (2012)
Rain Room, in the Barbican Gallery, is a hundred square metre field of falling water through which it is possible to walk without being drenched.
As visitors step up on to the stage, the driving rain begin to be repelled, as if each body is giving off a kind of invisible magnetic field. As you step further in, the rain closes around you, enveloping each silhouetted figure in a perfect cylindrical void.
The Rain Room is controlled by a series of cameras that 3D-map the location of bodies on the plinth.
From The Guardian