Rain on a Tin Roof

Film, 21. March 2017
By: John Hill

Photo: Screenshot

Artist Matthew Mazzotta's Cloud House in Springfield, Missouri, consists of an open-air pavilion, a sculptural cloud, two rocking chairs, and a rainwater collection system that are meant to illustrate the water cycle and "our fragile dependence on the natural systems that grow the food we eat."

Rain falls on the small shelter's tin roof, even on sunny days. Located in the city's largest farmer's market, the interactive installation is activated by sitting in one of its rocking chairs. Mazzotta, whose Open House we featured previously, explains the project in a short film.