Rain is a playful, chaotic interactive art work which invites users to germinate an unpredictable kaleidoscope of objects, images, and sounds. By activating the work using a giant controller of custom buttons, the audience is absorbed in a world where 3D shapes, animals, plants and other items spring forth and move across the screen.
The exhibition Rain is a participatory process where the audience plays and the work plays back in response. Each of these actions is accompanied by sounds and music that builds and wanes to match the audience’s playful intensity.
Oh works often with an egg motif, an allusion perhaps to discovery, new life, and birth, in all its yolky messiness. In Rain, embryonic water in the foreground takes on this role, literally catapulting a host of objects into existence, some of which are bright yellow birds, spinning, hovering, and splashing back into the nether as quickly as they came.
This exhibition has been commissioned by Digital Art Live from 27 August to 21 October 2013. More info on colab.aut.ac.nz/dal/exhibitions/rain/