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July 19, 2013 - New York

IT'S THE HOTTEST ART EXHIBIT IN NEW YORK RIGHT NOW….

NATS: "It' feels great on a hot day!"

PARTLY BECAUSE IT offers temporary relief FROM THE CITY'S HEAT WAVE.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Sandra Yencho, New York

"It's nice and cool in here it's really hot outside so it's beautiful the rain parts as you walk through. It's really an amazing experience."

INSIDE THE RAIN ROOM AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART MOTION SENSORS TRACK YOUR MOVEMENTS AND CUT OFF THE RAIN ONLY WHERE YOU'RE WALKING.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Daisy Paul, New York

"You have to walk really slowly to not get wet."

THE WAIT IS BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR HOURS ON WEEKDAYS…AND FOUR TO SIX HOURS ON WEEKENDS.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Torey Cates, New York

"It just keeps falling but it doesn't hit you. It's simple. It's really simple but most amazing things in life are simple."

IT'S BY THE ART COLLECTIVE KNOWN AS 'RANDOM INTERNATIONAL'

THE INTERACTIVE PIECE IS SPURRING DISCUSSION ABOUT WHETHER IT'S ART…OR kid's play.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Daisy Paul, New York

"I think it's both. I think in the best cases art can be a playground."

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Alex Ray, New York

"It's fun even if you don't want to put any thought into it."

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Sandra Yencho, New York

"I think it is a playground."

THE TEMPORARY EXHIBIT PREMIERED IN LONDON LAST YEAR…AND WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN NEW YORK UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH.

TED SHAFFREY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, NEW YORK

 

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