Submergence was a large scale installation resembling an ocean of light.The 6068 visitors to The Eye in the summer of 2013 experienced a virtual world, where pixels on a screen are replaced by thousands of points of light flo...
Submergence was a large scale installation resembling an ocean of light.
The 6068 visitors to The Eye in the summer of 2013 experienced a virtual world, where pixels on a screen are replaced by thousands of points of light floating in space. Created by award-winning digital artists Squidsoup, who were resident artists in the Studio, this exhibition was Submergence's first UK appearance. After two successful international showings at the Geneva Mapping Festival and in Oslo, this remarkable creation landed back in Bristol, overlooking the water on Glass Wharf.
Submergence is a large, immersive, walkthrough experience. It uses 8,064 individual points of suspended light to create feelings of presence and movement within physical space.
After a month of vibrant light filling The Eye on Glass Wharf, the exhibition sadly came to an end on Saturday 12 October. Visit the Storify page for reactions, videos and pictures of the show.
Submergence was part of a series of Bristol Temple Quarter commissions,
coordinated by Watershed, Knowle West Media Centre and MAYK, with
support from Bristol City Council and Arts Council England. Watershed is
grateful for the support of The PG Group, who had provided the
installation space in The Eye, their new residential development in the