Force of rain
The new installation of Japanese designer Kouichi Okamoto gives attention to the aspects of a common and well-known nature phenomenon, which is rain. “Ra rain installation” consists of 15 umbrellas, which are arranged in neat lines. In preparation for the project, the designer had recorded the sound of raindrops hitting the umbrella during the early spring in Japan. As the speakers are placed under each of the umbrellas, vibration of the recorded rain is reproduced. This way “Ra rain installation” emphasizes such qualities as gravity, magnetic forces and sound.