The Rain Room opened in May 2018 and is part of the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection and the first of a series of artist-designed permanent spaces. It's meant to illustrate humanity's interaction with nature by inviting you to walk through a downpour of continuous rain without getting wet. Learn more here
Not on your Head
2,500 litres of self-cleaning recycled water run through the installation.
The Rain Room is designed to immerse visitors at the intersection of art, technology and nature.
As you walk through the room, sensors track your movement so you don't get wet - unless you move too quickly.
A single light makes the drops visible as you navigate through the otherwise dark room.
The work has previously been on view at the Barbican, London, MoMA, Shanghain and LA before finding a permanet home in Sharjah.
The Rain Room building in Sharjah has been designed by Sharjah Art Foundation as a permanent installation. It's simple conrete and steel architecture supports the experience well.