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“In The Eyes Of The Animal” by Marshmallow Laser Feast

Directed by Barney Steel and Robin McNicholas

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The latest creation by Marshmallow Laser Feast studio is set in Grizedale Forest at the Lake District National Park of North West England. ‘In the Eyes of the Animal’,  is a fascinating journey where the spectator flies over the impressive landscape of Grizedale, being able to zoom in on the tiniest detail of microscopic insects and see in the eyes of different animals that live in the park. The aim is to understand how animals visually process the physical space and thus, leaving our own human condition for a moment and even comparing the way we see to the way a bear sees, for instance. The piece was directed by Barney Steel and Robin McNicholas, with key collaborators Ersin Han Ersin and Natan Sinigaglia.

‘In the Eyes of the Animal’ will be experienced through specially designed headsets by Marshmallow Laser Feast (as seen in the pictures), and with the Subpac, a wearable that enables the user to feel the audio through powerful binaural sound design and tactile bass technology.

Marshmallow Laser Feast is a creative studio that explores technology to reinterpret our idea of human perception. They gained a reputation for making possible what seemed impossible, with works and installations that push the boundaries and their ability to redefine the expectations of the audience. Their work is focused in fields like cinematic sculpture, live movies and VR. ‘In the Eyes of the Animal’ will be presented at Sónar+D by Marshmallow Laser Feast cofounder Barney Steel.

 

Commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and Forestry Commission England’s Forest Art Work . Produced by Abandon Normal Devices and Marshmallow Laser Feast. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England.

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