Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) is a London-based studio which creates artworks and experiences to immerse and amaze audiences in unexpected ways. Their multidisciplinary approach employs a wealth of creative disciplines from real-time CG & projection, to interactive performance, sculpture, installation and film. MLF’s creative process is about finding the place at which the emotional or human element of an artwork naturalises a high tech experience. Inspired by emerging technologies – digital and otherwise – their aim is to create experiences that push creative and technical boundaries. MLF often work in collaboration with other artists or artistic disciplines and their work has been shown worldwide including the Camden Roundhouse, London, The Tribeca Film Festival, New York, Strp Festival, Eindhoven and Cannes Palais.
University of Salford:
In 2014 The University of Salford invested in a new Chair in Science Communication and Future Media. Taking up this new position, Andy Miah Is the principal investigator of research in Project Daedalus. He has extensive delivery experience with participatory art projects, particularly within the context of digital arts. He has also worked with numerous arts organisations including Future Everything, FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) and Abandon Normal Devices.
More broadly, Professor Miah directs the Creative Futures Institute (CFI) which brings together a community of 30 researchers and 40 PhD students, whose research operates around the creative and cultural industries. Core associates include international and award-winning digital artists, filmmakers, musicians and cultural evaluators.
Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a catalyst for new approaches to art-making and digital invention, commissioning ground breaking projects which challenge the definitions of art and moving image.
Inviting artists to hijack the imagination, by developing projects which abandon traditional settings and partnerships. AND brings together an eclectic mix of academics, filmmakers, scientists and anarchists to actively push the boundaries of audience experience and arts production.
With a distinct emphasis on creative enquiry and provocations, AND creates a space where artists can reflect on and play with the impact of new technologies.
The AND portfolio consists of film happenings, exhibitions, performances, online projects, residencies, public realm interventions and a roaming biennial festival.