Surface (2010)

An ocean of light

Surface uses minimal visuals and sound to evoke the essence of character and movement. Autonomous entities engage in a playful dance, negotiating the material properties of a fluid surface. The surface is also connected to the physical world, as it is placed within it and can also be affected by it (though sound).

Surface uses a 3D grid of individually addressable LED lights to evoke presence and movement in a physical space that participants can walk through and view from any angle.

Surface is a collaborative research venture, led by Squidsoup and supported by Innovate UK. Partners include Excled Ltd and De Montfort University. Additional support and resources have been provided by Oslo School of Architecture and Design (Norway), Massey University, Wellington (New Zealand) and Centre for Electronic Media ArtMonash University (Aus).

Surface was shown at Kinetica Art Fair (2010), Ars Electronica (September 2010) and Ars Electronica Centre (2010-11), adn Oslo Lux (2011)

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