We Live in an Ocean of Air was made by London-based immersive art collective Marshmallow Laser Feast in collaboration with Natan Sinigaglia and Mileece I’Anson.
Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) creates immersive experiences, expanding perception and exploring our connection with the natural world. Fusing architectural tools, contemporary imaging techniques, and performance with tactile forms, MLF sculpt spaces that lay dormant until animated by curiosity and exploration. Informed as much by playfulness as research, MLF breaks the boundaries to worlds beyond our senses.
We Live in an Ocean of Air is a multi-sensory immersive installation that illuminates the invisible—but fundamental—connection that ties animals and plants, the human and natural worlds, into a wondrous rhythm that underpins life on Earth.
Standing in the liminal space between art, science and technology, it blurs the boundaries of installation, live performance and virtual reality, enchanting the everyday world by revealing the natural forces that exist around us. It offers an alternative platform to address the challenges facing our planet in the twenty-first century and helps us to reflect on our dependence and responsibility to the organisms with which we share it.
From the food we eat, the water we drink, or the air we breathe, humanity’s dependence on the natural world is absolute. The protection and regeneration of ecosystems are fundamental to our collective future. Marshmallow Laser Feast confronts these issues head-on through a magical and moving experience—and invites you to join them on it.
Your experience takes place in Sequoia National Park, home to the Giant Sequoia trees. Share a breath with the forest and witness the unseen connection between plant and human.
Lasting 15 minutes and accommodating two groups of 5 people simultaneously, visitors will use a unique combination of technologies: from untethered virtual reality, heart rate monitors, and breath sensors to body tracking. You will be completely immersed in a world beyond human perception.