Sanctuary of the Unseen Forest

As part of “Our Time on Earth”, a Barbican exhibition running 5th May to 29th August 2022, MLF created Sanctuary of the Unseen Forest. A 5m projection on a 4 minute loop showing a Ceiba Pentandra tree, visualising the movement of carbon and oxygen through the tree and air.

I was the lead artist on the project, responsible for ingesting the LiDAR scan of the tree, building the root structure, inner systems, and mycelium networks, and lighting and rendering the sequence.

Concept: Marshmallow Laser Feast
Directors: Ersin Han Ersin, Barnaby Steel, Robin McNicholas
Nature Connection Advisor & Collaborator: Andrew Roberts
Executive Producer: Eleanor (Nell) Whitley
Executive Producer: Mike Jones
Lead Producer: Andrew Stone
Producer: Oriana Neidecker
Technical Producer: Derek Rae
Music, Sound Design & Spatialisation: James Bulley
Lead Artist: Quentin Corker-Marin
Houdini Technical Artist: Lewis Saunders
Studio Technician: Andrew Robinson
Studio Admin: Amin Noor :Studio Manager: Sarah Gamper Marconi