Rain Room

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Rain Room, 2012 Installation View © © Felix Clay. Rain Room - Random International 2012. Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery
Rain Room

Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom
October 4th, 2012 - March 3rd, 2013

city, barbican
Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun: 11-8; Wed: 11-6; Thu: 11-10


Random International: Rain Room

4 October 2012 - 3 March 2013
The Curve
Admission Free


View gallery opening hours

Open daily 11am - 8pm; Thu until 10pm; 1 Jan 12-8pm (last admission to the queue approximately two hours before closing)

Current queuing time approx 3 hours

It is possible that you may get wet especially if wearing dark clothing

Flat shoes are advisable

subject to availability

Random International invites you to experience what it’s 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.

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 two hours, at peak times including evenings and weekends up to three hours.

We advise visitors to arrive as early in the day as possible, a minimum of two hours before closing time. Entry to the queue is subject to the number of visitors already waiting. 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.