“Having used the Antari atmospheric machines extensively in theme park environments for years, I knew they would be a perfect solution for this unique installation”, says Clint Dulieu.
The story tells, that Marri Dyin calls upon the natural forces, transforming peaceful bushland, into a raging bush fire, then a torrential storm – a cycle of regeneration which assures new life and prosperity for future generations. While the storm calms, Marri Dyin then sits to share a moment with children. Marri Dyin is not a traditional spirit, rather she is a contemporary concept. Her existence seeks to recognise the influence and importance of the First Nations women, including Barangaroo, who lived in Sydney prior to settlement. Marri Dyin represents their strength and spirit, and their role as providers for their people through a connection to the land and its waterways.
Mandylights also incorporated the Antari IP-1500 smoke machines to their unique Taronga Zoo installation, where they have been performing excellent too.