RAIN ROOM: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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HOW MUCH WA­TER DOES RAIN ROOM USE?

The installation uses 1,200 litres of self-clean­ing, re­cy­cled wa­ter. This is the same amount of wa­ter it takes to pro­duce one reg­u­lar ham­burger in a fast food restau­rant.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Thanks to eight mo­tion sen­sors in the ceil­ing, the wa­ter pour­ing down halts across a six-foot ra­dius around each per­son as they move through the room. You must move slowly to stay com­pletely dry and only six peo­ple are al­lowed at one time, to al­low the sen­sors to work cor­rectly.

WHAT’S THE ARTIS­TIC MES­SAGE?

Ran­dom In­ter­na­tional’s co-founders, Hannes Koch and Flo­rian Ortkrass, hope visi­tors con­sider as­pects of how we me­chan­i­cally con­trol every as­pect of our lives. From the weather to our moods to the in­for­ma­tion we process, we live in an age of au­to­ma­tion. As more of our life ex­pe­ri­ences are reg­u­lated ex­ter­nally, Rain Room won­ders how far ro­bot­ics will spread.

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