September 2013

LIMITS OF CONTROL: RAIN ROOM AND IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS

Felicity Scott

“DON’T RUN!” exclaimed a Museum of Modern Art press rep, as a young woman who had entered the field of falling water in Rain Room, 2012, began to take flight and was promptly soaked. Other visitors were evidently more comfortable within the setup of this“carefully choreographed downpour,” as the museum called it, wandering playfully within the interactive environment …

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