[Exhibition] Rain Room at MoMA – Lark with gentle rain and light

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Went to a special exhibition “Rain Room” at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York with my friends. Inside the dark room, we played with gentle rain, backed by a light.
友達と一緒にMoMAの特別展”Rain Room”へ行ってきた。暗室の中の、光と雨と、人の戯れ。

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From May 12 – July 28 2013, there is a temporary room for this exhibition next to the museum building.
会期は5月12日から7月28日。美術館横の広場に企画用の特設ハウスが建てられている。

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Once entered, you see it is raining in the room. You make a line and wait for a while. The number of people who can walk under the rain at one time is limited.
中に入ると、室内の天井から雨が降り注いでいる。列に並び、一定の人数ごとに通される。

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When you walk in, rain upon you wisely and gently avoid getting you wet. So you can walk as if you were Moses. The reason why they regulate the number of entrance at one time is, if too many people get into, all the rain will stop.
天井から雨が降り注ぎ、人が近づくとセンサーによってその場所だけ雨がよける仕組み。まるでモーゼのようだね。入場人数を制限しているのはそのため。一度に大勢入ると雨が全部止んでしまうから。

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There is only one light that illuminate us and rain drops.
室内には1つだけライトがあり、それが雨と僕たちを照らす。

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If you stand between the light and rain, you may see a small rainbow.
光と雨の間に立てば角度によっては虹もうっすらと見える。

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You can see each rain drop falling clearly. I felt, they were like lines on a broken TV. With the consistent sound of rain, I happened to hear a favorite song, which sings love in a small garden, inside my head.
光のおかげでひとつひとつの雨粒がコマ送りのはっきりと見える。なんだか映らないテレビの縦線みたいでもある。止まない雨の音と一緒に愛の歌が聞こえてきた。

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