Squidsoup, Submergence, 2016. Interactive LED light installation, 17x 23 x 33 feet. Photo: Paul Blakemore

Ocean of Light: Submergence



Ocean of Light: Submergence

May 6 – September 24, 2017

Squidsoup, an artists collective based in the United Kingdom, is known for creating absorbing and seductive spaces using sound and light to build digitally mediated experiences where meaningful and creative interactions occur. Ocean of Light: Submergence is an LED structure that envelops viewers in light while they explore the idea of interactivity. This live data ecosystem responds to internal and external stimuli in real time, allowing visitors to understand data on a scale larger than themselves and encouraging them to contemplate the immensity of data in today’s world. The piece also demonstrates how placement of artworks next to each other influences viewers’ perceptions and understanding of them, helping to build a narrative for the exhibition itself.

During the past decade, digital technologies have helped shift art installations from environments to be experienced into spaces that respond to us as individuals. Submergence challenges viewers to consider the relationship between the spatial and the sculptural, and uses data to create a pathway to bring together two individuals within the structure.

Squidsoup consists of Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Liam Birtles, Chris Bennewith and Oliver Bown.

Organized by Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Sponsored by Dorothy Lincoln-Smith.

               Related Events:           

               SMoCA Family Mix
               Sunday, May 7
               Noon – 3 p.m.
               Free

               Family Mix will give parents and kids the opportunity to experience the Museum transformed into an immersive, high-tech wonderland, and will include demonstrations and makerspace activities provided by the Arizona Science Center’s CREATE space.                                              

               Artist Talk: Squidsoup
               Thursday, May 11
               7 p.m.
               SMoCA Lounge
               Free

Squidsoup artist Anthony Rowe will discuss the technology and concepts used in the collective’s interactive, immersive installation at SMoCA, Ocean of Light: Submergence.


 

Date:

May 6, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Location:

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Price:

$10

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