Mar 19, 2013 Comments Off
Video showing the four sections of Submergence, as seen in Oslo recently: “Lanterns”, “Divided Space”, “Swarm” and “Ecstatic”. The piece unfolds over around 20 minutes, gradually increasing in intensity to the climactic ‘Ecstatic’. Three of the four sections are interactive, though perhaps responsive is a more accurate term as the interactions are primarily ambient and based on movement within the space. The piece is meant to be seen from inside (people can walk freely inside the LEDs) or outside, creating an immersive experience as you are completely surrounded by the lights and the movement.
There is also a short video of the setup procedure, showing the install process and giving an idea of how the piece is configured behind the scenes.
Also, there’s a detailed interview about our work by CREATIVE APPLICATIONS NETWORK HERE.
As a contrast to the immersive full experience of Submergence, The Royal Society of New Zealand really wanted a striking lamp to act as a focus for the atrium of their new HQ in Wellington. Though physically very similar to Submergence, the location (several meters up in the air) and the calmer movement of the volumetric visuals we used, gave the end result a very different feel and atmosphere.
And the making of:
And finally, Submergence is the cover feature of Issue 2 of INSTALLATION MAGAZINE, a new digital-only magazine on contemporary art for fruit-branded pervasive technology. The magazine is available HERE.
Is this our pinky-purple period?