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

Video credit: Nomadic 

Wave consists of some five hundred individual suspended orbs, points of presence brought to life through light and sound, suspended in the form of a breaking ocean wave. The orbs 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; a cleansing wave of renewal…

The work continues Squidsoup’s ongoing explorations and obsession with elemental themes, particularly water. The result is a unique and delicate audio-visual experience.

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.

This is a touring version of a project initially commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral as part of the exhibition “From Darkness to Light” (Nov 30 2018 – Feb 3 2019). The piece has been further developed since then, with variations shown at Burning Man and Canal Convergence festivals, as well as numerous other events since.

More images from Salisbury HERE
More images from Southampton HERE
More from Burning Man HERE
More from Canal Convergence HERE
More images from Squidsoup’s Lightworks exhibition (2022) HERE

The work occupies in the region of 16m x 6m x 5m(h). If you are interested in exhibiting this work, do please contact us