Experience a downpour without getting wet at the Barbican Centre
Date Posted: 05/10/12
Anyone who has wanted to experience the joys of a torrential downpour without getting saturated with water can now do so with a new exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London.
Tourists who go on city breaks to the capital before Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 should make sure they do not skip out on a visit to the Barbican to experience Rain Room at the Curve.
The 3D exhibit works by pouring water down in a room but stopping it where people are standing, combining both art and science and technology to great effect.
Its creators have dubbed it a "social experiment" to give people the "cocooning experience" of being immersed with rain and then to watch their reactions.
Sensory cameras are used around the 100 square metre space to mark where people are and that means the rain can be stopped where they are standing. Visitors must move slowly, however, as gravity limits how fast the drops fall from the ceiling, so anyone running around will get wet.
Posted by Louise Millard
London Tourism News
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