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The UH Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, the Asia Society Texas Center and the 2012 Houston Cinema Arts Festival join forces to present The Light Surgeons in SuperEverything*, an explosive live cinema performance incorporating multiple projections across oversized screens on Nov. 9-10 at the Asia Society.
After parking at their website for a while, I'm more curious than ever to see their work in Houston. It's as hybrid as it gets out there in techno art land.
The Light Surgeons had me at their name. After parking at their website for a while, I'm more curious than ever to see their work in Houston. It's as hybrid as it gets out there in techno art land.
Founded in 1995 by artist and filmmaker Christopher Thomas Allen, The Light Surgeons specialize in live performance, video production and installation-based projects. Filmed on location across Peninsular Malaysia, SuperEverything* combines documentary footage and motion graphics with an original, live electronic score. Identity, ritual and place factor into this multi-media project.
The performance of SuperEverything* kicks off a Mitchell Center residency in which The Light Surgeons will develop a new project in Houston, commissioned by the Mitchell Center.
“The Light Surgeons are experts at creating a dazzling, yet refined spectacle in their live performances," says Karen Farber, Mitchell Center director.
"When we heard about SuperEverything* we just knew it would be ideal in the context of the new Asia Society. Since they have not been seen enough in the U.S., we are especially thrilled to be hosting a residency with these amazing artists to create a new work!”
Check out The Light Surgeons at work: