From ROM for Art + Architecture in Oslo, Norway, on their new, incredible light installation: Submergence is a highly immersive, Mixed Reality experience that challenges perceptions of space and presence. Imagine walking through a virtual world, where pixels on a screen are replaced by thousands of points of light floating in space. Imagine that these points of light create environments, atmospheres and physical spaces that you can enter, affect, immerse yourself in.
This is Submergence. A new project by digital arts collective Squidsoup. 8,064 points of light suspended in a physical walkthrough space. Submergence takes Squidsoup’s fascination with hybrid immersive spaces to a new level. It is the culmination of a five year research project exploring interactive media experiences that occupy physical space.
Squidsoup is an international group of artists, researchers and designers working with digital, interactive media installations. Our work combines physical space and virtual worlds to produce immersive and emotive headspaces, where participants can take active control of their experience.