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Marshmallow Laser Feast

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Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) are a London-based art collective led by artists and directors Robin McNicholas, Ersin Han Ersin and Barnaby Steel who work at the intersection of science, art and technology – employing a wealth of creative disciplines, from installation to kinetic sculpture, film to live performance.

MLF’s work invites participants into a sensory journey that reinterprets the idea of human perception and experiences beyond our everyday perception. MLF’s approach is one of collaboration with artists, engineers and scientists, building bespoke software and hardware systems to realise their visions.

MLF has designed and directed for the likes of the critically acclaimed Saatchi Gallery debut; We Live in an Ocean of Air and In The Eyes of the Animal, which won the Wired Innovation Award for Experience Design. MLF’s work Evolver received the Storyscapes Special Jury Mention at Tribeca Film Festival and Treehugger, Wawona received Best VR Film at VR Arles Festival.

MLF’s work has been exhibited in the UK and internationally, including at the Saatchi Gallery, NXT Museum, Lisbon Triennial, Istanbul Design Biennial, the Sundance Film Festival, and the V&A and Design Museum, London.

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Barnaby Steel – Artist and Director

Barnaby Steel is an artist and co-founder of London based experiential studio Marshmallow Laser Feast. Barney's art steps outside the human centred worldview exploring the threads that weave us into relationships with the more than human world.

Ersin Han Ersin – Artist and Director

Ersin Han Ersin is an artist and director of London based experiential studio Marshmallow Laser Feast. Ersin’s art practice combines a wide range of disciplines including sculpture, installation, live performance and mixed reality.

Ersin’s TED Talk What it’s like to be a giant sequoia tree was published in August 2023.

Robin McNicholas – Artist and Director

Robin McNicholas is an artist and co-founder of London based experiential studio Marshmallow Laser Feast, and has directed a myriad of immersive experiences, large-scale installations and live performances.

Robin’s art is fixed on creating mixed reality storyworlds and developing narrative works for live virtual productions that explore tactile, multi-sensory interaction.

Nell Whitley – Director of Strategy and Development

Nell Whitley is Director of Strategy at London based experiential studio Marshmallow Laser Feast and has a reputation for driving forward ambitious work in a variety of forms – live events, art installations and digital media – her collaborations with Marshmallow Laser Feast demonstrate a unique vision for the future of creative experiences.

Alex Rowse – Executive Producer

Alex Rowse is a producer working with artists to create extraordinary immersive environments and stories for audiences. She is currently Executive Producer at Marshmallow Laser Feast, working strategically in business development and producing multisensory artworks.

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