Random International’s newest installation Rain Room allows for people to step into the rain and not get wet. The work is an intricate installation in which visitors have the power to control an artificial downpour through their own movements.Rain Roommakes use of inherently ephemeral media and is conceptual in nature - qualities common of many contemporary artworks. Such characteristics challenge conventional conservation practice and force conservators to consider alternative preservation strategies. In this poster, the issues involved in safeguarding transient and conceptual contemporary art are explored.
Conservators, conservation students, curators.