SOLA (2021)

Towards the Sublime.

Shock and awe to the sense, SOLA aims to create a visceral hit, stunning audiences with a blast of blinding sunlight, a monolithic slab of guitar power-chord and a Turneresque cloudscape that appears from nowhere.

The work is a deliberate contrast to the delicate and ephemeral nature of much of our work. The brightness and impact of the light (and sound) used in SOLA reminds us of the power and nature of the cosmos, in a direct reference to the notion of the Sublime.

SOLA combines two Squidsoup projects. Tunnel of Light, a wall of artificial sunlight commissioned for Guys Hospital NHS Trust during the depths of the COVID pandemic; and The Cloud Project, an exploration into the mechanics of 3D printing clouds on demand, funded by Innovate UK.