Manta Rain is a kinetic light and sound sculpture, drawing inspiration from the mystical rainstick and the iconic shape of the Manta Ray. It explores the...

Manta Rain

Location:

The Rocks
2000 NSW
Australia

Price:
Free
Manta Rain
Manta Rain

Event Details

Artists:
Renzo B. Larriviere (Peru) / Paul Peña Castro (Colombia)

Collaborator:
Vivian Pao

Manta Rain is a kinetic light and sound sculpture, drawing inspiration from the mystical rainstick and the iconic shape of the Manta Ray. It explores the flow of parametric form, kinetics and the incorporation of mechanical sound elements.

The sculpture moves, mimicking the fins and organic movement of sea creatures. As the form swims in mid-air it is reminiscent of the waves of the sea and the soothing ballet of the creatures in our oceans.

In many cultures, the use of musical instruments is integral to rain-summoning rituals and ceremonies. Manta Rain seeks to mimic the same sounds of water, reminiscent of the environment where Manta Rays and other sea creatures live. The installation reminds us of the magical creatures that live in the depths of our oceans and the importance of environmental conservation.

Country represented by installation: Australia

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Access and Inclusion

  • Audio described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Sensory friendly - Relaxed performances are designed to create a safe and welcoming environment for children on the autism spectrum or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities, along with their friends, carers and families.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.