In the Eyes of the Animal



New Frontier Exhibition
573 Main St., 2nd and 3rd floors

Friday, January 22–Friday, January 29, 1:00–8:00 p.m.,
Saturday, January 30, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

A 360-degree virtual reality film experience for custom sculptural headsets, this work is an artistic interpretation of the sensory perceptions of three British animal species. Immerse yourself, tread carefully, step into the world of these creatures as they inhabit the forest floor and treetops, and witness the world through their eyes.

U​nderwritten by Abandon Normal Devices, supported by Forestry Commission England's Forest Art Works.

YEAR 2015

SECTION New Frontier Art

COUNTRY United Kingdom

RUN TIME 9 min


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Artist Bios

Marshmallow Laser Feast

Marshmallow Laser Feast is a collective of directors, technologists, and artists. A creative studio that explores technology to make work which reinterprets the idea of human perception. MLF’s approach is one of collaboration, often creating bespoke software and hardware systems to realize their creative visions.

Barnaby Steel

Barnaby Steel is a visual artist working within convergent digital arts, and a co-founder of Marshmallow Laser Feast. Desiring to explore unique perspectives, Steel departs from traditional formats and engages new technologies to create new experiences. He has directed works for bands such as Depeche Mode, Pendulum, and The Wombats. He recently filmed the Bolivian salt flats for VR.

Robin McNicholas

Director Robin McNicholas works across film, installation, VR, and live performance with a passion for transmedia and mixed-reality storytelling. He has worked with artists and companies such as Aphex Twin, the London Sinfonietta, and U2. As co-founder of Marshmallow Laser Feast, McNicholas explores VR, robotics, binaural sound, and lasers to realize his artistic pursuits, including touring installations Laser Feast, Laser Face, and Iris.