The Light Surgeons – SuperEverything*
The Light Surgeons is a cross-disciplinary arts group founded in 1995 by media artist and film director Christopher Thomas Allen. It is home to an network of different creative talents that work in the complementary fields of film, animation, motion graphics, interactive design and audio visual production that together blur the boundaries between art and design practice. They have been at the forefront of developing live audio visual works that blend together documentary narratives with real-time visuals with live and electronic music
SuperEverything* explores the relationship between identity, ritual and place through a kaleidoscopic journey across the cultural landscape of Malaysia. Using a combination of documentary footage, live audio visual samples and an original music scope that combines traditional South East Asian instruments, modern electronics and contemporary classical influences. It weaves together a diverse group of Malaysian voices to explore a collection of universal themes, creating a poetic audio visual tapestry that challenges us to contemplate our shared human story and to ask ourselves a timeless question about who we are as individuals and as a society.
SuperEverything* is The Light Surgeons 4th major live cinema performance piece and was originally commissioned by the British Council in 2011, since then the show has toured extensively both nationally and internationally, featuring live string players from The Heritage Orchestra, Malaysian percussion troop Hands Percussion, Rhythm In Bronzes Gamelan group and award winning multi instrumentalist Ng Chor Guan who will be part of this special performance for Splice Festival.