An aerial view of a braided river system
An aerial view of a braided river system
Watermark (2013) © Sixth Wave Productions

ACMI & Nowness present

Artificial Eye

Unnatural Perspectives on the Natural World

Film program

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Sat 2 Dec 2023 – Sat 24 Feb 2024

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Take a look at the natural world from an un-humanly macro and an extraordinarily micro point of view.

To coincide with the world premiere exhibition Marshmallow Laser Feast: Works of Nature at ACMI, we're presenting a collection of films that allow you to experience the natural world from new and unnatural perspectives alongside a selection of short films co-curated with the creative minds behind Nowness.

When we perceive things, we're better able to understand them. As daily selfies place us in a comfortably personal perspective, recent advancements in moving image technology such as satellite filming, drone cameras, GoPro cameras and surgical image capture allow us to view and experience the world in ways that the human eye is simply incapable of.

Through this collection of mostly factual films, we're offering views of the natural world from eye-opening perspectives, of the human body in ways we might instinctively recoil from, and of hidden moments that we might overlook on a daily basis.

About Nowness and Nowness Asia

NOWNESS is a video channel premiering the best in global arts and culture across Art & Design, Culture, Fashion & Beauty, Music and Food & Travel.

Launched in 2020, NOWNESS ASIA continues the platform’s commitment to cultural storytelling by paying close attention to regional zeitgeists, and by working closely with a new generation of creative practitioners to present stories for a contemporary global audience. 


Cinemas, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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3 Session Pass $33–45
6 Session Pass $66–84


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Marshmallow Laser Feast: Works of Nature

Exhibition | 23 Nov 2023 – 14 Apr 2024

From the breath of trees to the cells inside our bodies and galaxies above, everything is connected.

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