A Trip through Space and Time

Distortions in Spacetime by Marshmallow Laser Feast

Distortions in Spacetime was was presented in Nxt Museum’s first exhibition. Shifting Proximities explored human experience and interaction in the face of social and technological change. The exhibition comprised of seven audiovisual artworks, fusing creative ideas with groundbreaking academic research and technological innovation, illustrated the space between ourselves and others. ⁠

In a giant star’s final moments, atoms compress to a point where density becomes infinite, time stretches to a stop and the gravitational field is so strong that not even light can escape: a black hole. But the force that creates this dark shadow also spews out a supernova explosion of matter that can eventually coalesce to form planets, plants and people. In Distortions in Spacetime, visitors have seen themselves reflected in this matter and were invited to begin understand the cosmic connection between black holes, dying stars and our very existence. With an interior wrapped in mirrors, the installation reflected our transient humanity as it echoes in eternity.

Marshmallow Laser Feast is a London based experiential collective working at the intersection of science, art and technology. MLF’s work illuminates the hidden natural forces that surround us, inviting participants to navigate with a sensory perception beyond their daily experience. In these spaces, the known physical world is removed to reveal networks, processes and systems that are at once sublime, underpinned by research, and fundamental to life on Earth. MLF’s work has been exhibited internationally, including Lisbon triennial, Istanbul design biennial, STRP biennial, New Frontiers at the Sundance Film Festival, Storyscapes at Tribeca film festival, V&A Museum, Design Museum London.

Interested in hearing the artist’s story about artwork? Listen to our Podcast episode to dive into the background story of Distortions in Spacetime:

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Content Category
Shifting Proximities
Team Nxt
01 Oct 2021