So this is what D and I did on Saturday
Since we first spotted that the Barbican in London were hosting the Rain Room, we were desperate to go – it opened in October, and we finally made it on the penultimate day!
The installation by Random International is basically a room of falling water, which senses and clears around you as you walk (slowly) through it
The arts centre website said to expect average queues of six hours – I couldn’t imagine this would be true, but nevertheless we set off from Leicester at 6.57am… arriving at the Barbican just after 8.30am
And then we waited six hours!
Thankfully we’d brought a weekend paper, several travel books and an iPad – and arrived early enough to get a place in the queue that was inside and had space to sit on the floor
Oh yeah, and somehow I managed to get soaked – in the rain you’re not supposed to get wet in…
I felt a little silly emerging with dripping hair, while everyone else was dry!
Perhaps I should’ve swapped slow shuffling with these moves…
Did you visit the Rain Room – and stay dry? Any upcoming exhibitions you can’t wait to see?