Picture yourself in the middle of a 100-square metre field of continuous rainfall, except whenever you move, the droplets avoid you like bullets in The Matrix—you’re fully immersed in the rain while simultaneously protected from it.
Art group Random International’s monumental artwork, Rain Room, will make its Southern Hemisphere debut in Melbourne, having already captivated over half a million patrons worldwide.
Housed in a purpose-built pavilion by March Studio with environmental graphics by Studio Ongarato, Rain Room is a permanent part of the Jackalope Art Collection.
“Art is a significant part of Jackalope’s undertaking to provide transformative and immersive experiences,” says Jackalope founder, Louis Li. “Rain Room is our most ambitious curation to date; the work represents the spirit of our hotels – an interplay between imagination, mystery and science.”
Rain Room was previously exhibited in London, New York, Shanghai, Los Angeles, and Sharjah. In Australia, Rain Room will be presented in association with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and will premiere in August 2019. Tickets are available for tickets now, buy them here.
Rain Room will be open seven days a week, Sunday to Wednesday from 10am-6pm and Thursday to Saturday from 10am-9pm. And believe us when we say that you really don’t want to miss this one.
What: Random International’s Rain Room
When: August 2019
Where: Jackalope Pavilion, Cnr Acland and Jackson Street, St Kilda
For more info, click here.
Image credit: Supplied