“Submergence” is the latest art installation by Squidsoup, an international team of interactive media artists and designers. Their light field uses 8,064 ping pong ball-shaped lights and encourages participants to walk through it and explore the “Mixed Reality experience that challenges perceptions of space and presence.”
Imagine walking through a virtual world, where pixels on a screen are replaced by thousands of points of light floating in space. Imagine that these points of light create environments, atmospheres and physical spaces that you can enter, affect, immerse yourself in.
As shown in the video below, the lights are triggered by motion sensors and react to different movements. It’s like being trapped in Tron’s Grid. And no, Submergence probably isn’t going to blast electronic music as you make your way through the lights.
Submergence was created by Squidsoup members Chris Bennewith, Liam Birtles, Ollie Bown, Gaz Bushell and Anthony Rowe and is on display at the Galleri ROM in Oslo, Norway until February 17th.
All images in the gallery from Squidsoup’s flickr.