Evolver: The Journey of the Breath

2022

Marshmallow Laser Feast

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The Journey of Breath is a key element of Marshmallow Laser Feast’s Evolver, an immersive, large-scale installation that drops audiences deep inside the landscape of the body, to follow the flow of oxygen through our branching ecosystem to a single ‘breathing’ cell. Through this transcendental narrative, it becomes clear that breath not only sparks life but also connects us to the natural world through the cycle of respiration.

Where do you draw a line around your body?

Is it possible to say where you end and begin?
When you think of the inside of your body,
What do you see? A darkness, an absence, a diagram?

If we could learn to see differently
We might see that we are whirlpools:
Eddies and ripples in the vast flow of life.

The atmosphere is a co-creation of all breathing beings,
you only exist in relation to everything else.
The trees, mycelium, bacteria, pollinators, oceans
are as much a part of you as your own body.

​​If you could explore yourself, you would discover
that just below your skin you are a branching being
made of currents and rivers, the world flows into you
and you flow into the world.

– Daisy Lafarge

Credits

Narrated by: Cate Blanchett
Executive Producers: Edward R. Pressman & Terrence Malick
Executive Producers: Cate Blanchett, Coco Francini, Andrew Upton, Nicole Shanahan
Producers: Sam Pressman, Antoine Cayrol
Directed by Marshmallow Laser Feast
An Atlas V, Pressman Film and Marshmallow Laser Feast Production
In association with Dirty Films
Supported by Nicole Shanahan & Bia-Echo Foundation
Made in collaboration With Natan Sinigaglia
Key scientific collaborator: The Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS

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14 April 2024

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LN195671

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Multichannel Video Installation, Multichannel Audio Duration: 14 minutes, Loop

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