UNIQLO TATE Late 29/11/2019

Hugely honoured to be invited along to this incredible evening as part of the Hackoustic.org Turbine Hall takeover,
12 to 14 thousand visitors over a 3.5 hr period meant the Bridge over the Turbine Hall was rammed all evening.

Two sculptures were exhibited, Quotem and Shhare, both in a way complimentary yet distinct.

From the youngest children to the oldest art lover both Quotem and Shhare were in use, enjoyed and enthralling continuously.

Conversations were shared, passions discussed and ideas generated. A brilliant evening with brilliant people.

Quotem is truly engaging and produces happiness and delight. Tech and an idea, but what an idea…


In what is likely a world first, whilst on exhibit as part of the  Hackoustic Presents (May 10th 2019). The brilliant Adrian Holder, digital audio sculptor directed his sensor at Quotem to give a fully digital tool-path to new musical creation. Live!

The incredible moment when a digital music artist Adrian Holder, created their music using sensor input scanned from digital light sculpture Quotem. 


Quotem was selected to be a key clue in the Hacker zone for Midnight Madness 2019.  A London wide escape room fundraiser with 300 contestants raising £350,000 plus for RYH. A huge experiential immersive environment supported by the biggest global sponsors.

This unique event was a massive success combining incredible puzzles that will no doubt inspire many to do even more in future. At the request of the organisers Quotem was reprogrammed to provide the unique coded clue vital to enable the teams to progress. Son.im consults on projects such as this from the get go.

INITION HQ Spring 2019

The very first public airing for Quotem was in the main window at the much lamented INITION HQ, East London.

Famous for their VR, AR and wide discipline digital based innovative projects, they were delighted to host Quotem for a month long period where it garnered much interest and positive comment. 

A huge thank you to them and their foresight in welcoming me and my work.

Quotem - what is it?

A digital light sculpture created by Richard Grant, Son.im founder.

Collaboratively produced with an extensive and brilliant network of talented coders and technicians.
Utilising addressable LED technology, extensive 3Dprinting, traditional fabrication and Bluetooth update control via Android phone resulting in lit communicative sculptural elements (5v USB battery powered).

Quotem communicates with the viewer by revealing itself in multiple ways. The engaged participant must decipher messages, to learn, experience and share.

Initially the bright lights attract the viewer, drawing them in closer.

The participant realises the light sources, each element, has a form. Letters appear…the “photonic “alphabet…

Beautiful illuminations ebb and flow, like modern neon or Abyssal Aliens…the messages arrive.
The viewer must decipher them, to learn, to experience and share.

Quotem is available to purchase (fully customised), or to hire for unique events and experiences.

Bespoke commissions welcomed.

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