Marshmallow Laser Feast: Works of Nature
Works of Nature is the Australian premiere of London-based experimental artist collective Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF), and the next major summer exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). MLF uses creative technologies to illuminate the relationships that exist beyond our everyday perception, and for Works of Nature they are bringing five major digital artworks of awe-inspiring scale to the Melbourne location. Tracing the connection of everything in the natural world – from the roots of a majestic Amazonian tree to the cells inside our bodies and the galaxies above – the installations are activated with guided meditation, transcendent interactive experiences and VR. The unforgettable experiences put together by MLF have already captivated audiences everywhere from Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals to London’s Victoria & Albert and Design Museums, to the Lisbon Triennale and the Istanbul Design Biennial. Some of the artworks in Works of Nature were executive produced by filmmaker Terrence Malick and include collaborations featuring narration by Cate Blanchett; poetry by Daisy Lafarge; and music by Jonny Greenwood, Jon Hopkins, Meredith Monk, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Howard Skempton. Works of Nature shows at ACMI from November 23, 2023 to April 14, 2024.