ARTS & CULTURE
04/27/2013 08:35 am ET

Laser Forest Installation: Marshmallow Laser Feast Creates Astounding Interactive Musical Instrument (PHOTOS)

It's hard not to like the works of Marshmallow Laser Feast, an art collective with a unique vision for far-fetched, futuristic projects. From flying robots to luxury cars etched in light, the team's zany ideas are matched only by their artfully delicious name.

Their recent endeavor, a room-sized forest made from colored lasers, certainly lives up to our expectations. Constructed from over 150 laser-baring rods, the installation is reminiscent of Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrored Room," but with a twist. The entire artwork is a giant musical instrument -- viewers only have to tap or strum the stalagmite-like rods to hear a symphony of their own making, accompanied by an interactive laser show.

"Everyone has those memories of walking through a forest as a young kid and it feels so magical," Marshmallow Laser Feast member Memo Akten explained to The Creator's Project. "We tried to recreate the sensation of a magical experience, for adults."

Akten and artist-mates Robin McNicholas and Barney Steel created the work for the STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, but you can check out the adult playground for yourself in the video above. Let us know your thoughts on the installation in the comments.

Laser Forest

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