The grace of manta rays is arguably unparalleled in our oceans. This kinetic light and sound sculpture draws inspiration from the instantly recognisable...

Manta Rain

Location:

Corner of Argyle and George Street
2000 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Overseas Passenger Terminal
Price:
Free
Manta Rain
Manta Rain

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.
  • Features Audio - The event features audio.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

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

Collaborator:
Vivian Pao

The grace of manta rays is arguably unparalleled in our oceans. This kinetic light and sound sculpture draws inspiration from the instantly recognisable shape of the manta ray and the mystical rainstick.

The sculpture moves, mimicking the fins and organic movement of sea creatures. It explores 'flow' using parametric form, movement, and the incorporation of mechanical sound elements. As the ray-like form swims in mid-air, it is reminiscent of the waves 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. Here, the artists mimic the same sounds of water, reminiscent of the environments where manta rays and other sea creatures live. The installation reminds us of the irreplaceable beings 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.
  • Features Audio - The event features audio.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.