Tickets on sale for Squidsoups world-first immersive light show at Propyard

Come and see the mesmeric light exhibition set up in Bristols Propyard for the whole of July, and take in all the visual wonders of Squidsoup!

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 17th May 2023

Fresh from supplying their pioneering light shows to Four Tet at Ally Pally, the experts of space, sound, scale, movement and technology, Squidsoup, are putting on their first-ever light exhibition, titled 'Beyond Submergence', to Bristols Propyard throughout the whole of July. The group are known across the globe for creating immersive experiences that evoke emotional responses from guests and for this month's run they will merge several of their largest pieces for a mesmeric spectacle that only a lucky few will be able to experience. 

Available on Skiddle from today and starting at £15 for an adult ticket, they’re sure to go fast as the never-before-seen 20,000sq ft immersive experience will make use of Propyard’s vast industrial spaces and areas - welcoming guests to explore a series of works that run in a sequence. 

On the exhibit, Squidsoup said: “You are about to enter a different kind of space, an experience you may not be familiar with. Take the time - before you begin, to forget the outside world - to relax and open yourself to the unexpected. Get accustomed to a slower pace, and prepare your eyes and ears, for these artworks are about light, sound, and space... allow your mind to wander, to follow through with the associations that may come to it; explore them, enjoy the evocations, feelings and memories they bring.”

One of Squidsoup’s largest pieces that will be featured at the exhibition, Submergence, is an immersive walkthrough experience which uses thousands of individual points of suspended light to create feelings of presence and movement within a physical space. Creating an abstract narrative, a gradual increase in tension culminates in a natural climax. Singularity, another of Squidsoup’s impressive installations, is a monolithic suspended sphere of abstract and dynamic light and movement. Unpredictable and transitional, Beyond Submergence will welcome and consume visitors with its magic. 

Sam Watts, Head of Programming at Propyard said: “Set your alarms, Bristol, as you don’t want to miss this. These artworks are inspirational beyond compare. You may have seen Squidsoup before, but not like this. We’ve seen what they are planning, and featured in our unique space - and it’s going to be mind-blowing.” 

Anthony Rowe, the Squidsoup founder, said of Beyond Submergence: "Beyond Submergence is the biggest ever showcase of our works in one setting and doing it in Bristol feels very fitting. It’s close to home and a seminal moment for us. Putting the project together has been a fascinating process of discovery and rediscovery of our work - we found synergies and connections between these projects that we hadn’t really noticed before. 

“Propyard is the perfect venue to premiere Beyond Submergence. Our values are in sync completely - to inspire and excite - and the space is a complete one-off in the centre of this very special city. Bristol has always responded positively and supportively to our installations and interventions since we first showed them here in 2004. We’re almost 20 years on and back with a completely unique experience for visitors.”

Tickets to Beyond Submergence will be on sale from 12PM on Wednesday 17 May 2023 for £15 + booking fee for an adult and £5 + booking fee for children, which will secure you a half-hour slot to explore the dizzying exhibit. A fantastic day out for families and art fans everywhere, Beyond Submergence’s affordable ticket prices keep this summer activity accessible to all those who wish to experience the exhibition and immerse in its magic. 

We'll see you gawping in amazement as you make your way around!




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Tickets for Beyond Submergence at Propyard

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