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Yard Open Air to unveil immersive light installation

Daniel Avery, Octo Octa, Midland and more will provide exclusive ambient sets

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 24 August 2017

Bristol’s Yard Open Air curator Ben Price has collaborated with Squidsoup to bring an immersive light installation called Monolithic to its party headlined by Jeff Mills this Saturday, August 26.

It will consist of 5,376 suspended LEDs shaped as a cubic monolith and will be in place for the duration of the party in the venue’s warehouse area.

Daniel Avery, Axel Boman, Lost Souls Of Saturn, Midland, Tobias, Octo Octa and Housework have all been confirmed to provide ambient sets in the room, providing the perfect soundtrack for attendees to become immersed in the sea of light.

Speaking about the project, Ben Price said: "During their open air events like The Yard the warehouse operates as a walk between from one space to another so using this area seemed like the logical place to situate the installation. The musical programming for The Yard is techno orientated and therefore offering something that was removed from the normal activity of a club night was key to the concept.

“The light installation offers something immersive in an augmented space, it’s both visually and sonically alluring. The cube consisting of 5,376 suspended LEDs configured into a cubic monolithic structure, it is around 22 feet in length, height and width.

“The musicians on the line-up have each created an hour long recording which will be exhibited alongside the installation and the piece will react to the recordings. The main aim for me was to offer the public something different from your standard clubbing experience and to be able to showcase a musical side of the line-up that wouldn't be seen otherwise in this environment."

Check out photo of Squidsoup’s 2016 Submergence light installation which was showcased at art festivals across the world above.

Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Staff Writer, follow him on Twitter

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