At The Night-Art Festival in Timișoara, visitors are invited to step into another dimension with Submergence, a light installation that has traveled the world, from the famous Kew Botanic Gardens and the prestigious Sydney Opera House to Burning Man and Durham Lumiere. In this universe, thousands of suspended points of light transform space into a vibrant and interactive environment, where the boundaries between real and virtual are blurred.

The brainchild of Squidsoup, a collective renowned for their revolutionary approach to art, sound and technology, “Submergence” has fascinated audiences around the world and has been exhibited in over 70 venues on six continents. In Timișoara, guests will have the opportunity to experience this masterpiece, interact with the lights and be part of this luminous story that continues to redefine contemporary art.

The installation created by the British studio Squidsoup is an escape from reality. With impressive dimensions and a set-up that invites you and your friends to step into a sea of light, Submergence is an eye-catcher.

It transforms space into a hybrid zone where the virtual and physical worlds are intertwined.

A hypnotic play of light and sound envelops the viewer, fascinated by the more than 165,000 LEDs reacting simultaneously. A whole new sense of omniscience vibrates in unison and fascinates the audience during the 12 minutes that a full sequence of lights lasts.

An abstract narrative in a new way for any viewer.

This art installation will be showcased for the first time in Romania in a 10×10 meters formula with a height of about 4 meters. In other words 100 square meters of incredible experience.


This project is part of the national cultural program “Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023” and is financed through the Grow Timișoara 2023 program, carried out by the Project Center of Timișoara Municipality, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

The Night-Art Festival is presented by George, the first smart banking.

Sponsors: Fan Courier, Iulius Town, ATP Motors, Pepsi

Project partners: Leeds City Council, In-Edu Association Timișoara, German Cultural Center Timișoara, Cluj Cultural Center, West University Timișoara, University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca, Polytechnic University of Timișoara

Communication partners: Getica OOH, Aushopping galleries, Kiss Fm, Euromedia,,, World Wide Print, Daisler Print House, Știri din România, Tion, Express de Banat, IQOOL, Zile și Nopți, Știri de Timișoara, NewsVest, Adevărul, TVR, Radio Timișoara, România Pozitivă, Best of Timișoara