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