The Rain Room is a hundred square meter field of falling water that you can walk through—without getting wet. Responding to human motion, the downpour pauses when it detects a visitor, allowing attendees of the exhibit to experience controlling the rain.
The installation is the work of rAndom International, a studio based out of Chelsea, London. The studio focuses on the intersection of art and technology, creating amazing pieces that come alive through audience interaction.
The installation opened at MoMA PS1 May 12th, and will be up until July 28th. Find out more about it here.
Brooklyn artist Takeshi Miyakawa arrested for “planting false bombs”. Brooklyn-based designer Takeshi Miyakawa was arrested on Saturday, May19, 2012 at 2am for “planting false bombs” – he was installing a new series light sculptures inspired by the I LOVE NY plastic shopping bags around the city in trees and on lamp posts as part of NY Design Week 2012. Miyakawa is currently still in custody. A facebook group has been set up where you can find, among other things, people and addresses to write to, requesting Miyakawa be set free.