The light show will be held in Bristol’s The Square until the end of the month.
“We couldn’t be happier to add Submergence to the long list of things to do at The Square. The free light show is sure to draw people’s attention and add a completely unique addition for us and Bristol as a city.” – Jon Ojo, The Square Bristol
The light event, known as Submergence, comes to Bristol after a stint at the Burning Man Festival. Created by Squidsoup and funded by Pure Spaces, Submergence is a large, immersive, walkthrough experience that consists primarily of a large walkthrough array of individually controllable LEDs.
The piece uses many thousands of individual points of suspended light to create feelings of presence and movement within physical space.
Visitors are encouraged to enter the piece as it’s best viewed from within. Ocean of Light installations transform physical space into a hybrid environment where virtual and physical worlds coincide.
Submergence creators Squidsoup is a digital arts group specialising in immersive interactive installations within physical 3D space. Their work combines sound, light, physical space and virtual worlds to produce immersive and emotive headspaces. They explore the modes and effects of interactivity, looking to make digital experiences where meaningful and creative interaction can occur.
Beyond Submergence, The Square has plenty of other treats to offer from BUMP Roller Disco, An Après Ski Bar, Pepe Nero Pizza, Yorkshire Pudding Wraps and much more. The Square will run until January 5th and provide a one-stop-shop for all festive needs.
“I can’t wait for it to be set up and see what it looks like. The added color and fun it will bring is priceless” – Jon Ojo, The Square Bristol