The Tides Within Us

Fraunhofer MEVIS is research partner of Marshmallow Laser Feast to create the immersive artwork ‘The Tides Within Us.’The Institute's expertise in digital medicine and the MR-Lab research has enabled Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) to work with medical data at the bleeding edge of capturing techniques. The result is a series of stunning interactive screens that allow the audience to explore the human ecosystem. Scientific data sets that peer deep into the human body formed the starting point of this artwork. This collaboration has opened new ways of seeing and experiencing the human body. As immersive technology continues to evolve, offering new platforms for experiential and embodied learning, the potential for this collaboration grows too. The ultimate goal of the project is to change the way people learn and think about themselves in relation to the environment. Where does the human body end, and where does it begin?



'The Tides Within Us' at SIGGRAPH Asia 2021. Fraunhofer MEVIS presents as a research partner, jointly with Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF), and York Mediale 'The Tides Within Us' at SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Art Galleries, December 2021
See SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 – Art Gallery Trailer

'The Tides Within Us' launched as one of the major artworks being presented as part of the Coventry City of Culture. It is co-commissioned and co-produced by Coventry City of Culture Trust and York Mediale, August 2021

'The Tides Within Us' could be experienced, as part of the Human Nature Exhibition, at York Art Gallery, October 2020 to May 2021

Guided Tour at the Ars Electronica Festival: A behind-the-scenes look into 'The Tides Within Us,' September 2020

Honorary Mention

‘The Tides Within Us’ receives Honorary Mention at STARTS Prize 2021
The cross-sectoral project, ‘The Tides Within Us’ received an Honorary Mention at the STARTS Prize 2021. It is an ongoing exploration into the world beyond the limits of our senses at the intersection of art, science, and technology. The prestigious STARTS Prize annually recognizes groundbreaking projects at the interface of science, technology and the arts that have the potential to contribute to economic and social innovation.
Jury Statement

Unique and pioneering artwork

The immersive sciart project ‘The Tides Within Us’found its way into the compelling book IMAGINING IMAGING by radiologist Michael R. Jackson. "Blending a unique mix of art, science, and medical history, together with aspects of visual neurophysiology and psychology, Imagining Imaging is essential reading for radiologists, radiographers, and artists alike."