Barnaby Steel is taking a close look into the collective’s thought process of creating orchestrated sensory experiences that illuminate the hidden natural forces that surround us, inviting participants to navigate with a sensory perception beyond their daily experience.
Fusing architectural tools, contemporary imaging techniques and performance with tactile forms, Marshmallow Laser Feast sculpt spaces that lay dormant until animated by playful investigation.
What is it like to be a tree?
How can we embody something much larger than ourselves such as a forest?
Can we repair our broken connection with nature by using art & technology?
What is the role of the artist in the age of the Anthropocene?
This talk is a kind of scientific hallucination that explores the threads that weave us into relationships with rocks, rivers, beavers, butterflies, forests, fungi…. and ultimately ourselves. An expansion of perception that blurs the boundary of beings.
Things Audience Members Will Learn
- The merging between art and science
- What it is like to be a forest
- A peek under the bedsheets at the machinery of MLF
- Scientific hallucinations
- The limits of language and the difficulty of explaining what an apple tastes like.
Anyone – particularly those interested in nature, science and immersion.