Submergence (2013, 2016)

An immersive, responsive, walkthrough experience visualising virtual form and movement in physical space.

Submergence is a large, immersive, walkthrough experience. It can be installed indoors or out, and uses many thousands of individual points of suspended light to create feelings of presence and movement within physical space.

The installation transforms space into a hybrid environment where virtual and physical worlds coincide. As you enter the piece, you are walking into a space occupied by both real and virtual components, and you can affect both.

The piece moves through several movements, creating a semi-linear 12 minute piece. In its entirety, an abstract narrative is formed with a gradual increase in tension, building to a final climax. Each movement has its own elements, atmosphere and responsiveness. They are also all open to one’s own interpretation.

Many more images available HERE

Submergence (2016) is an incremental development of the original Submergence (2013). Submergence has been shown in over 40 spaces and events on six continents, including:

Canary Wharf (London UK, Jan 2019)
Burning Man (Nevada USA, Sept 2018)
Scottsdale Museum of Modern Art (AZ, USA, May-Sept 2017)

Usina del Arte (Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept-Nov 2016)
SIGGRAPH (LA, USA, July 2016)
Adelaide Festival (AUS, Feb-Mar 2015)
Visual Art Week (Mexico City, MX, Feb 2015)
Mapping Festival (Geneva CH, May 2013)
Galleri ROM (Oslo NO, Jan-Feb 2013)

Submergence is a Squidsoup project, made by Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Liam Birtles, Ollie Bown, Chris Bennewith.