Today we finally made it down to The Barbican to experience the Rain Room.
After one hot chocolate, a box of vegetable crisps, 1/2 a muffin, an extra long name game and roughly four hours of waiting in line we were finally let in to The Curve. As we stepped into the dark we were greeted with the sound of rain, music and peoples shadows leading the way to the installation. It was absolutely breath taking.
The Rain Room is an art installation from Random International that invites us to interact with the installation and feel what it’s like to control the rain. For four sundays during the exhibition coreographer Wayne McGregor is collaborating with Random International which sees dancers interact with the rain. Today just happened to be one of those Sundays, and we were lucky enough to be able to experience this incredible collaboration.
I’m really struggling to put into words just how beautiful this experience was. I personally love the sound of the rain and find it really soothing. The sound of the rain and the incredible score from Max Richter along with the beautifully choreographed dancers was surprisingly tranquil, being able to interact with the piece and put your trust in the digital art work is an incredible experience.
The installation is on until March, I would one hundred percent recommend everyone to stock up some queue snacks and get yourselves down there.