Singularity is a monolithic sphere of abstract and dynamic light and movement, suspended in space — a symphonic compression and dilation of energy in slow motion. The piece represents a hypothetical technological singularity, an imagined point in time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilization.
Built within an 8m diameter geodesic full dome, Singularity consists of 6,720 controllable volumetrically mapped points of light, made up of over 20,000 LEDs.
In mathematics and physics a singularity is a point of extreme variability where normal rules no longer apply, where change, transition, unpredictability and the unknown become the norm, where our models of behaviour break down and our expectations are confounded.
Singularities exist at the limits of our understanding — from distant and abstract phenomena such as the beginning of the universe and black holes through to the more familiar and every-day, for example weather patterns. The work extends Squidsoup’s explorations into volumetric (physical 3D) visualisation systems, building on works such as Submergence.
About the artist
Pioneers in the use of light, sound and technology to create immersive installations, Squidsoup create evocative and immersive light and sound artworks that encourage people to view the world from new perspectives. Our works have been seen by millions of people across the globe in art galleries and live events, festivals and solo exhibitions. Squidsoup are best known for their dynamic, immersive, walkthrough experiences, using massive arrays of individually addressable points of light to re-create virtual architecture and form, movement and presence, in a shared physical world.
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