A person experiencing Rain Room -  image courtesy of RANDOM INTERNATIONAL - hero image
A person experiencing Rain Room -  image courtesy of RANDOM INTERNATIONAL - hero image
Rain Room (image courtesy: RANDOM INTERNATIONAL)

ACMI, RANDOM INTERNATIONAL and Jackalope Pavillion present

Rain Room

Experience

Weather the storm and engage your senses inside this monumental artwork.

Following a sell-out seven-month season in Melbourne in 2019, RANDOM INTERNATIONAL’s unmissable Rain Room will reopen on Saturday 5 December.

A 100 square metre field of continuous rainfall, Rain Room invites you to become fully immersed in the rain while simultaneously being protected from it. The millions of water droplets respond to your presence by ceasing to fall wherever you move as you navigate the space. Through Rain Room, Random International seeks to explore how human relationships to each other and to nature are increasingly mediated through technology.

“You could say that the Rain Room is a fitting piece in times like these ... Solitude is an essential component to health and well-being, and to us, Rain Room has the capacity to be an exercise in mindful meditation. This requires a somewhat socially distanced approach, and being cocooned by a soothing rainstorm is a remarkably cleansing and contemplative experience.”

RANDOM INTERNATIONAL co-founder Hannes Koch

When

Reopening 18 Feb 2021

Tickets

Adult

$29

Youth

$19

Family

$89

Three + Me

$99

Go private

$299

Get tickets

Where

Jackalope Pavilion, cnr Acland and Jackson Streets, St Kilda

Get directions on Google Maps

Opening hours

Wed–Sun: 10am–9pm
Thu–Sat: 10am–9.45pm
Children's sessions: 10am–11.30am and 3pm–4.30pm daily

COVID-safe

Rain Room will reopen with groups of just 12 visitors at a time.

The installation delivers a contactless art experience, free from crowds, and with the option of booking private viewings.

Recorded talk

Hannes Koch on Rain Room

The co-founder of RANDOM INTERNATIONAL talks about this monumental work, his career and the importance of healthier, less commercially driven human interactions with technology.

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Hannes Koch

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