Robin McNicholas

Robin McNicholas is co-founder & Creative Director at Marshmallow Laser Feast. He has lived & worked within digital arts since the CDROM. Robin’s interests are routed in creating people-centered, live interactive work.  Starting life at the BBC, he has worked with a wide range of people, organisations & brands including Aphex Twin, U2, Saatchi & Saatchi and Royal Opera House.  He also co-founded visual art collective Flat-e and experimental alien rock ballad duo Relinquistix.  Marshmallow Laser Feast create artworks & experiences to immerse & amaze in unexpected ways. Their multidisciplinary approach employs a wealth of creative disciplines from real-time CG & projection to interactive performance, sculpture, installation & film.

In 2012 Marshmallow Laser Feast co-created the show ‘Meet Your Creator’  - a troupe of 16 quadrotors (flying robots) which dance and manipulate sound and light. Designed for the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase, each drone is equipped with a LEDs and a motorised mirror. The performance explored the use of semi autonomous UAVs in performance. See it here.

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