In the Eyes of the Animal / Marshmallow Laser Feast (2015)

In the Eyes of the Animal enabled audiences to encounter England’s forests anew through an immersive virtual reality experience, told by the inhabitants of the forest. This 360 degree experience is a speculative short story focusing on the life-cycle of four species. This was manifested in Grizedale Forest as a series of sculptural headsets installed amongst the trees in a secluded part of the forest.

Creative collective Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) delight in exploring the line between virtual and real-world experiences. This project invited audiences to a unique virtual reality setting created specifically for the Forest. Filmed using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or ‘drones’ and bespoke 360º cameras, it was set to a binaural soundtrack using audio recordings sourced from the surrounding woodland.

Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) is a creative studio exploring the line between virtual and real-world experiences. Headed by Robin McNicholas and Barney Steel, their interests are routed in creating people-centred, live interactive work. They have flawlessly conceived, designed and delivered highly aesthetic and evocative showstoppers in collaboration with many brands, musicians, advertising agencies, event organisers and art institutions.

Commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and Forestry Commission England’s Forest Art Works. Produced by Abandon Normal Devices and Marshmallow Laser Feast. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England. Equipment Support by Nvidia and Sub Pac.