Rain Room by Random International is a hundred square metre field of falling water through which it is possible to walk, trusting that a path can be navigated, without being drenched in the process.
You can see Rain Room between 4 October 2012 and 3 March 2013 at The Barbican, London
Now, this is an interesting digital mirror - partly because it’s not obviously one, as the creators tell BBC News (ta, Ian):
With several 3D sensory cameras fixed to the ceiling of the Rain Room, every person who walks into the 100 square metre space is recognised.
As they move around “slowly”, the rain stops overhead.
“If you run around you’ll get wet because while the sensor picks up the movement, gravity limits the speed of the rops falling from the ceiling,” explained Koch.
The creators studied at the RCA and one of their previous works, Audience, was part of the Decode exhibition I’ve mentioned before. I’m looking forward to first-hand reports.