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The Regenerating Phoenix

Canberra Festival 1998

This Spectacle Installation is inspired by the ancient myth of an immortal bird that builds a fire nest every one thousand years and has the ability to be reborn from its own ashes. The Phoenix is symbolic of rebirth and can represent the old year passing and the new year beginning. Custom designed as a New Years Eve Spectacle, the installation creates a mesmerising illusion. Within the giant golden fire nest, a shimmering Phoenix appears and disappears before your eyes. The installation features a Laser show which generates suspense towards a climatic midnight pyrotechnic finale.