15 July - 4 August 2016
8am - 7pm
Summerhouse Cafe, Bute Park, Cardiff
Migrations & RSPB Cymru present In the Eyes of the Animal in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a woodland animal?To flutter like a drago fly or jump like a frog? Discover the world anew through this 360 degree virtual reality experience immersing you in a vibrant world of woodland creatures.
Creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast has created an incredible animated experience based on the life-cycle of woodland species.
With your feet firrmly on the ground you will wear bespoke Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets. Then be transported on a multi-sensory journey, creeping on the woodland floor and flying in the canopy – all through the eyes of four animals native to Bute Park.
Families can also enjoy some additional wild time together - all with a digital twist; from giant bug hunts with microscopic views of woodland animals to wild family challenges in the trees..
Marshmallow Laser Feast uses technology to reinterpret human perception. They’ve earned a reputation for creating the seemingly impossible with their responsive installations exciting audiences worldwide. Their cutting-edge artworks use kinetic sculpture, live performance and virtual reality. In the Eyes of the Animal is their third virtual reality art work.
Not suitable for children under five. Children under thirteen must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Make your way to the Summerhouse Cafe in Bute Park, Cardiff (just over the footbridge from Sofia Gardens).
Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff is delivered by RSPB Cymru in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and funded by Tesco customers through the Welsh Government’s carrier bag levy.
Delivering free outreach sessions to all primary schools in Cardiff and free events for families, the project aims to put frogs, autumn leaves and muddy knees back in to childhood to help inspire the next generation to look after our city’s amazing wildlife.
In partnership with
In the Eyes of the Animal is originally commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and Forestry Commission England’s Forest Art Works. Produced by Abandon Normal Devices and Marshmallow Laser Feast. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England.
Marshmallow Laser Feast
- Concept and direction: Marshmallow Laser Feast: Barnaby Steel & Robin McNicholas with Key Collaborators: Ersin Han Ersin & Natan Sinigaglia
- Creative Develoment: Natan Sinigaglia
- Design & Creative Drection: Ersin Han Ersin
- Sound Design: Antoine Bertin / Soundoesntravel
- Executive Produce: Eleanor (Nell) Whitley
- Assistant Producer Annatruus Bakker
- Production Designer: Marc Winklhofer
- Interaction Design: Abraham Manzanares
With thanks to
- Mark Tozer, Bute Park Manager
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