New performance project exploring the relationship between identity, ritual and place across the landscape of Malaysia



SuperEverything* is a new live cinema performance project by The Light Surgeons which explores the relationship between identity, ritual and place through a unique collaborative performing arts project commissioned by the British Council Malaysia and with the support of Canon Malaysia.

The project explores these universal themes using a combination of observational documentary footage, motion graphics, creative programming and original music production to create a poetic audio visual tapestry that forms a rich, kaleidoscopic view of the cultural landscape of Malaysia. The project was filmed on location across Peninsular Malaysia and brings together a collection of Malaysia’s cutting-edge musical and visual artists. Through this process of cultural and artistic cross-collaboration, The Light Surgeons have evolved the project into a new exploded documentary cinema performance in line with their previous works in this arena.

SuperEverything*challenges us to contemplate our shared human story and to ask the timeless question of who we are as individuals and as a society. Through the juxtaposition of tradition and modernity, the project seeks to uncover who we are as human beings and how our complex identities are connected to our every day environments through a multitude of different rituals. It is a journey through Malaysia’s past to understand its present and to reveal a shared social history that looks to our future.

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Creative Director:Christopher Thomas Allen
Leading Artists:Christopher Thomas Allen & Tim Cowie
Camera: Christopher Thomas Allen, Tim Cowie, Fauzi Yusoff & Fariz Hanapiah
Editing & Post-Production: Christopher Thomas Allen, Tim Cowie, Fauzi Yusoff, Fariz Hanapiah, Jai Rafferty & Helen Omand
Production Assistants:Jake Dowling & Simon Bertheux
Research Assistant:Annie Kwan
Music Direction:Tim Cowie
Collaborating Composers:Tim Cowie, Chor Guan Ng & Eu Seng Seto a.k.a DJ Flica
Musical Contributors:Hands Percussion & Rhythm in Bronze
Sound Engineering:Shugar Studios
Music Producer:Hardesh Singh
Malaysian Producers:Joanna Lee, Adshrie Yap & Didi Ramlan
UK Project Manager:Alice Ceresole
Online Content Manager:Matt Armitage
Publicity & Marketing Officer:Tan Ee Lyn

International Touring:

KL Design Week, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia, september 2011
Unbox Festival, New Delhi, India, February 2012
Edwards Talkies, Mumbai, India, February 2012
We Can Create, Auckland, New Zealand, October 2012
Te Manawa Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand, October 2012
Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston TX, USA, November 2012
Warick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK, March 2013
Colston Hall, Bristol, UK, March 2013
Studio Theatre, Brighton Dome, UK, March 2013
Sage Music Centre, Gateshead, UK, March 2013
Barbican @ Hackney Empire,  London, April 2013
OzAsia Festival, Adelaide Arts Centre, Adelaide, Australia, September 2013
Lasalle Singapore Airlines Theatre , Lasalle University, Singapore, October 2013
Currents New Media Festival, Lensic Theatre Sante Fe, New Mexcio, USA, June 2014
Live Cinema Festival, Rome, Italy, October 2014
MediaLive Festival, Boulder, Colorado, USA, November 2014
Splice Festival, London, UK, June 2016
Grand Performances, Los Angeles, USA, July 2016
The Old Market Theatre, Brighton, UK, September 2016