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Submergence

Gillette Bridge
Downtown Grand Rapids,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Description

Submergence is a large, immersive, walk-through experience created by SquidSoup based in the United Kingdom.

It can be installed indoors or outside 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. Submergence has been shown in over 70 spaces and events on six continents, including:

Place de L’Albertine Brussels (Belgium Dec 2019)
Ars Pedregal (Mexico City, Jul-Oct 2019)
Burning Man (Nevada USA, Sept 2018, 2019)
Canary Wharf (London UK, Jan 2019)
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

Event Dates
January 17, 2022
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
January 18, 2022
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
January 19, 2022
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
January 20, 2022
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
January 21, 2022
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
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