The scaling of active photonic devices to deep-submicron length-scales has been hampered by the fundamental diffraction limit and the absence of materials with sufficiently strong electro-optic effects. Here, we demonstrate a solid state electro-optical switching mechanism that can operate in the visible spectral range with an unparalleled active volume of less than 5 nm cube, comparable to the size of the smallest electronic components. The switching mechanism relies on electrochemically displacing metal atoms inside the nanometer-scale gap to electrically connect two crossed metallic wires forming a crosspoint junction. Such junctions afford extreme light concentration and display singular optical behavior upon formation of a conductive channel. We illustrate how this effect can be used to actively tune the resonances of plasmonic antennas. The tuning mechanism is analyzed using a combination of electrical and optical measurements as well as electron energy loss (EELS) in a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM).