Wave (2018)

A 500 part voice and light experience in the form of a dynamic, sculptural wave.

Wave (Salisbury) consists of some five hundred individual suspended orbs, points of presence brought to life through light and sound, that collectively create a resonant and dynamic audiovisual experience – a sustaining space within which each orb resonates in changing harmonies to create an enveloping and entrancing physical presence.

The work continues Squidsoup’s ongoing explorations and obsession with elemental themes, particularly water.

Each orb in the wave is an autonomous sensate unit consisting of LED lights, speaker and microcomputer, with movement sensor and wireless connectivity.
Together they create a walkthrough immersive experience; 500 points of light, 500 voices, interconnected using Internet of Things technology and acting in choreographed harmony to create a series of emotive and enticing, sensual immersive environments – a sanctuary in this crazy world.

Wave (Salisbury) is a Squidsoup project.

Commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral as part of the exhibition “From Darkness to Light” (Nov 30 2018 – Feb 3 2019).

A project by Anthony Rowe, Liam Birtles, Ash Wilkie and Dan Pearson.

Sound design by Ollie Bown, Eve Klein and Squidsoup.

20m x 5.25m x 4.5m (h).

On show at Salisbury Cathedral until 3 February 2019.

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