A live cinematic performance project by The Light Surgeons
Fri 19 Apr 2013 / 20:00, Hackney Empire
(part of the Barbican’s spring programme)
Super Everything* is the brainchild of East London collective The Light Surgeons. It is an immersive documentary fusing live cinema with electronic music, Malay Gamelan and Chinese drumming, all enhanced with live performance by adventurous string players from the Heritage Orchestra ( who were previous collaborators with Aphex Twin for his Remote Orchestra project).
This live audio-visual performance explores the relationship between identity, ritual, and place and progress across Malaysia; the overlapping dynamism of the themes is reflected in The Light Surgeons’ melding of recorded and impromptu music with live video manipulation, motion graphics and traditional Malay shadow puppetry.
The immersive visual experience will be created across multiple screens using the latest in projection technology and a quadraphonic sound system. Images across these screens are layered, looped and edited live, creating works that can be performed as unique interpretations each time.
Here is a sample from one of their recent projects LDN REDUX. You can read the full article regarding that performance in our write up from 2012’s Hackney Film Festival.
The incredible Zan Lyons is also on the bill for the evening. Read about his live shows in our report from last years Mapping Festival in Geneva.