A tantalising sensory experience will engulf patrons who attend Aqua Luma, one of the most exciting installations on Mona Foma's 2021 program.
The work, created by Robin Fox, combines lasers and light with 12-metre-high jets that erupt in time with subharmonic frequencies.
During this, an electronic composition is sent to the onlooker's smartphone and geometrical patterns are created in the watery mist above the spectacle.
The installation was created and designed specifically for Cataract Gorge, with Fox captured by the beauty of the area and wanting to work with a fountain structure.
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"It's just so naturally stunning and it creates this natural amphitheatre and body of clear water," he said.
"I spent a long time writing the music and making it work with the visual parts of the show."
Fox said he wanted the installation to be an artwork that could be enjoyed by everyone, without any previous knowledge.
"The work that I make is absolutely not didactic. I'm not trying to tell anybody anything or communicate anything other than induce the pure wonder and joy, and the expansiveness," he said.
The artist recommended that viewers and listeners move around the area and experience Aqua Luma from a variety of vantage points to get the full effect.
He said for the best sound quality possible, bring a good pair of headphones.
"I want people to get lost in the work," he said.
"It is a wonderful feeling seeing something like this come to life."
Previously, Mona Foma curator Brian Ritchie said Aqua Luma was a world premiere.
"There is no other thing in [Fox's] body of work which resembles it but we know his quality of work is always top notch," he said.
"It's going to be the most spectacular thing that we are presenting in Launceston during Mona Foma this year."
Aqua Luma is free to attend and runs on a loop. It will be at the First Basin from January 15-17, starting at 9.30pm and finishing at 11.30pm.