Ocean of Light: Submergence

Wander through an immersive and kaleidoscopic ocean of light and sound created by U.K.-based digital arts collective Squidsoup.

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September 16, 2021-January 2, 2022

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Solari Gallery
2nd Floor

Step inside an immersive and interactive installation of lights, sounds, and movement created by U.K.-based digital arts collective Squidsoup.

Each step, touch, noise, and shift elicits responses from the thousands of lights dangling around you. The culmination of a five-year research project exploring interactive media, Squidsoup has built a hybrid environment where virtual and physical worlds collide.

Immerse yourself in the waves of blues to greens to pinks as the sea of light takes you through the gallery.

This light-based installation will be one of the stops in the MAH's new art, sound, and digital-culture festival Frequency. Extending over 4-nights, the MAH will host local and visiting artists as they illuminate the museum and downtown Santa Cruz with interactive installations, live performances, and immersive experiences.

"Our work combines physical and dynamic virtual spaces with novel and intuitive forms of interaction to produce immersive, responsive and beguiling experiences."
– Squidsoup
Share Your Work at Frequency
We are seeking large-scale, medium, or small existing works and new commissions that center on ideas and themes of ecology and public space. Participatory elements are a plus! We will be accepting submissions through January 31st, 2021.
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Meet the Artists

Squidsoup is a group of artists, researchers, technologists, and designers. Its members include Anthony Rowe, Liam Birtles, Dan Pearson, Ashley Wilkie, Hannah Brady, Gaz Bushell, and Chris Bennewith.

Anthony Rowe and Liam Birtles from Squid Soup by Ash Mills

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Anthony Rowe & Liam Birtles

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