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Squidsoup returns to Scottsdale to speak about their upcoming installations Murmuration and Standing Wave at SMoCA and Canal Convergence.  They will talk about their inspiration for each artwork and give insight into their process.

Murmuration, a site-specific artwork, will use a networked data system to connect hundreds of lights and audio sources, creating a responsive data swarm. During the daytime, Murmuration will offer a harmonious auditory experience, but when the sun goes down, a dynamic audiovisual experience will swirl around the Museum like its namesake—a term for a flock of starlings whirling in unison through the sky.

Standing Wave is the first artwork to be announced for Canal Convergence, a 10-day event running from Nov. 8–17. The installation will use 600 interconnected orbs of light and sound to simulate a wave over the Arizona Canal. The orbs will act in choreographed harmony to create a series of emotive and enticing environments, referencing standing waveforms in canyons and canals.

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Photo Credit:
Murmuration renderings, courtesy of Squidsoup
Standing Wave rendering, courtesy of Squidsoup


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7380 E 2nd St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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