Marshmallow Laser Feast: Works of Nature at ACMI

Thu 23rd November, 2023 – Sun 14th April, 2024
ACMI, Federation Square
Price: From $20
The London-based collective take over ACMI with an exhibition using large-scale moving image and technology to consider our place in the natural world.

London-based experimental art collective Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) is bringing its unique spin on creative technology to ACMI with Works of Nature, the collective’s first major Australian exhibition.

Running from Thursday November 23, 2023 until Sunday April 14, 2024, this world premiere exhibition employs the power of large-scale moving image and creative projection technologies to present a series of immersive experiences illuminating otherwise imperceptible connections between humans and the natural world.

Marshmallow Laser Feast: Works of Nature features four major digital large-scale artworks as well as a series of works on paper. From microscopic cells and tiny droplets of water to the majesty of ancient Amazonian trees and the galactic expanses of black holes, the exhibition plays with scale to guide visitors on a journey through the natural world, emboldening us to consider our place within it.

With a star-studded suite of collaborators, Works of Nature features artworks executive produced by filmmaker Terrence Malick, and works with narration by Cate Blanchett; poetry by Daisy Lafarge; and music by Jonny Greenwood, Jon Hopkins, Meredith Monk, Johann Johannsson and Howard Skempton.

Helmed by artists and directors Robin McNicholas, Ersin Han Ersin and Barnaby Steel, MLF operates at the junction of science, art and technology, using an array of creative media – from installation and kinetic sculpture to film and live performance – to push the limits of human perception. In 2022, the collective won the Storyscapes Special Jury Mention at Tribeca Film Festival for their virtual reality work Evolver. (For an extra fee, visitors to Works of Nature can experience this work at ACMI in its original virtual reality format.)

Member pre-sales begin Monday November 6, with general tickets on sale Thursday November 9.

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