Murmuration
On view through May 2020
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Scottsdale, Arizona
https://smoca.org

Squidsoup returns to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) with a site-specific artwork that uses a networked data system to connect hundreds of lights and audio sources, creating a responsive data swarm. During the daytime, “Murmuration” offers a harmonious auditory experience, but when the sun goes down, a dynamic audiovisual experience swirls around SMoCA like its namesake—a term for a flock of starlings whirling in unison through the sky.

Image credit: “Murmuration” rendering by Squidsoup