Thursday, August 8, 2019

Rain Room Now Open In Melbourne



RANDOM INTERNATIONAL’s monumental artwork, Rain Room, makes its Southern Hemisphere debut in Melbourne, Australia, having captivated over half a million patrons worldwide.

Rain Room premieres in the Jackalope Pavilion, St Kilda having already sold over 20,000 tickets, an extended season has been announced until Sunday 27 October, available from Friday 16 August, 10:00am.

A 100 square metre field of continuous rainfall, Rain Room is a responsive environment engaging all the senses; millions of water droplets respond to your presence by ceasing to fall wherever movement is detected, allowing you to be fully immersed in the rain while simultaneously protected from it.

Housed in a purpose-built pavilion by March Studio, Rain Room is a permanent part of the Jackalope Art Collection. An ethereal architectural statement, the ‘Jackalope Pavilion’ is a creative and artistic space, through which Jackalope can showcase public art and activations in an urban context.

“Art is a significant part of Jackalope’s undertaking to provide transformative and immersive experiences,” says Jackalope founder, Louis Li. “Rain Room is our most ambitious curation to date; the work represents the spirit of our hotels – an interplay between imagination, mystery and science.”

Internationally acclaimed as ‘strikingly beautiful’, Rain Room is a physical experience that both deprives and intensifies the senses. It invites an exploration of the individual actions and emotions that can be generated by this unique, counter-intuitive environment. The installation also seeks to explore how human relationships to each other and nature are increasingly mediated through technology.

“Rain Room is sculptural, theatrical, immersive and cinematic – and one of the most impactful works of art in recent years”, says Katrina Sedgwick, CEO of ACMI, who Jackalope Art Collection have partnered with to bring the installation to Melbourne.

Rain Room has previously exhibited at The Barbican, London (2012); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); the YUZ Foundation, Shanghai (2015); the LACMA, Los Angeles (2017); and at the Sharjah Art Foundation (2017). In Australia, Rain Room will be presented in association with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

Rain Room will be housed within the Jackalope Pavilion on the corner of Acland and Jackson Street, St Kilda. Tickets are on sale via jackalopehotels.com/art/rainroom. Due to high demand, Rain Room has announced a limited second release of tickets, to go on sale Friday 16 August at 10am.

All tickets are sold in 20-minute time blocks (18 PAX per block) and can only be purchased online.

Rain Room is open seven days a week, Sunday to Wednesday from 10am-6pm and Thursday to Saturday from 10am-9pm.

Pricing (in AUD):
Adult - $31.10
Concession - $26.00
Child (3-17 years, inclusive) - $18.90
Family (2 adults, 2 children) - $88.70

*Children under two years of age receive free admission when accompanied by an adult with a paying ticket

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