HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the ‘Rain Room’ designed by Sharjah Art Foundation located in Al Majarah – near Buhaira Corniche. The site-specific installation created by Random International provides an immersive experience of continuous rainfall by using 1200 litres of self-cleaning, recycled water.
When visitors enter the room, they are directed to navigate intuitively and carefully through the dark underground space in order to protect them from the downpour and motion sensors pause the rainfall whenever movements are detected. Built on an area of 1460 square meters, the Rain Room was first launched at The Curve, Barbican, London (2012) and then presented across the world’s famous museums over the years. It is now permanently and exclusively housed in the Middle East through the efforts of Sharjah Art Foundation.
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