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Can you write about grief/suffering/anything really,
without re-experiencing it?
How does one write from within a state?
How does one write from outside of it?
Can you tell the difference?
If not to get wet, then what is the point of walking through the rain?
In attempting an honest expression or portrayal of something, to not get wet seems decidedly false. A dangerous move.
THE RAIN ROOM
“In the exhibit, a 100 square meter grate hangs overhead in the center of the room, from which a continuously falling rain shower streams. Visitors can experience the pitter patter sound of raindrops hitting the ground and the moisture in the air without actually getting wet. As they walk through the indoor rainfall, sensors detect their motions and the water is directed away from them in what the studio describes as a “carefully choreographed downpour that responds to your movements and presence.”
Visitors become part of the installation as they walk, move, and spin among the drops, feeling what it might be like to actually control the weather!”