Sharjah Rain Room
Al Majarra, Opposite Lulu Hypermarket - Al SharqAl Nabba - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
Culture and Heritage, Experiences
Saturday - Thursday 9am-9pm / Friday 4pm-11pm
Random International’s immersive installation Rain Room (2012) invites you to walk through a downpour of continuous rain without getting wet. The responsive environment follows visitors as they navigate the darkened underground space, preventing the rain from falling directly above any detected human presence.
This site-specific installation uses 2,500 litres of self-cleaning recycled water, which is controlled through a system of networked 3D tracking cameras. The work explores how humankind's relationships to one another and to nature are increasingly mediated through intangible technologies.