Following its world premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Festival, London-based art collective Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) brings EVOLVER, their extraordinary, collaborative virtual reality experience, to Geneva International Film Festival - GIFF. The auspiciously conceived installation—a free-roaming, immersive journey through the breathing body—will appear exclusively at GIFF from November 4 to 13.
Narrated by Cate Blanchett, EVOLVER is produced by Edward. R. Pressman, Terrence Malick, Dirty Films, and the famous French studio Atlas V, supported by Nicole Shanahan’s Bia-Echo Foundation, Fraunhofer MEVIS, and Orange.
I am delighted to develop the research partnership and innovative SciArt collaboration of Fraunhofer MEVIS and MARSHMALLOW LASER FEAST. As EVOLVER's key scientific collaborator, Fraunhofer MEVIS provided data sets and bodily scanning techniques that have informed every aspect of the project. In addition to MEVIS' primary mission, the
Institute's scientists are committed to raising awareness about how digital medicine and related STEM sciences influence healthcare. They develop experiential projects with artists to reach new audiences, stimulate critical dialog between diverse stakeholders, and foster a diverse R&D landscape. Their data sets were vital to the development of EVOLVER, where they provided a range of custom assets, including full-body MRI scans and MRA exams of a volunteer, alongside blood flow data and consulting for CT scan assets, to form the project's core human body.
Image: EVOLVER, Copyright MLF