We collaborated with Es Devlin to create The Singing Tree at the V&A

This year’s Christmas tree in the grand entrance of the V&A will take the form of a cloud of floating words, contributed by its visitors.

It has been conceived by Es Devlin, stage designer for leading performers including Kanye West and Beyonce as well as the Royal Opera House and National Theatre.

This spectacular installation will feature digital word projections that create a poem. Accompanying the tree is a layered polyphonic soundscape of human and machine generated voices.

Visitors will be invited to contribute a festive word as they enter the V&A throughout the Christmas season, as well as online here.

The submitted words will be combined and processed through text and sound algorithms to create this polyphonic poem sculpture. The tree is the result of a collaboration between Sunshine, video designer Luke Halls, creative technologist Ross Goodwin and music and sound collective Res.Lab.

It was recognised by national press including The Guardian, and trade titles including Campaign magazine.