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THE INDEPENDENT

12/2013 | UK

"images are subverted and juxtaposed to create thought-provoking motifs"

THE INDEPENDENT ARTICLE ON SUPEREVERYTHING* PERFORMANCE

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IMPERICA

2/2013 | UK

"'Thoughts and opinions merge with images, sounds and original music to create something with great depth and feeling'"

IMPERCIA INTERVIEW CHRISTOPHER ALLEN ON SUPEREVERYTHING*

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THE CREATORS PROJECT

2/2013 | UK

"a multi-sensory assault that will bewitch the audience for the show's duration... and beyond."

THE CREATORS PROJECT REVIEW SUPEREVERYTHING*

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DESIGN WEEK

2/2013 | UK

"a startlingly beautiful, multi-layered portrait of the country"

DESIGN WEEK ARTICLE ON SUPEREVERYTHING* PERFORMANCE

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HACKNEY CITIZEN

4/2013 | UK

"'it feels really great to have taken this project around the world and to bring it home'"

ARTICLE ON SUPEREVERYTHING* PERFORMANCE AT THE HACKNEY EMPIRE

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FREE PRESS HOUSTON

11/2012 | USA

"'Art should be about healing I think, but maybe I'm just a hippy!'"

ARTICLE ON SUPEREVERYTHING* PERFORMANCE IN HOUSTON

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HOUSTON CHRONICLE

11/2012 | USA

"SuperEverything* is the festival's most ambitious undertaking ever"

ARTICLE ON THE HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS FESTIVAL FEATURING SUPEREVERYTHING*

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GLASSTIRE (TEXAS VISUAL ART)

11/2012 | USA

"The boldest contemporary work in the festival"

ARTICLE ON THE HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS FESTIVAL FEATURING SUPEREVERYTHING*

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CULTURE MAP HOUSTON

8/2012 | USA

"an explosive live cinema performance"

Article on SuperEverything* performance in Houston, Texas.

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TIME OUT LONDON

3/2013 | UK

"The Light Surgeons hatch a new breed of immersive documentary cinema"

Review of London performance of SuperEverything*

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PSFK

10/2013 | USA

"It was a genuinely beguiling and intriguing experience."

PSFK REPORT ON INTERACTIVE VIDEO WALL DESIGNED BY TLS FOR GETTY IMAGES AT CANNES LIONS

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THE LIFESTYLE NEWS NETWORK

10/2013 | USA

"We wanted to create an atmosphere of serenity and let people get away."

THE LIFESTYLE NEWS NETWORK REVIEW OF TLS AND GETTY IMAGES INTERACTIVE VIDEO WALL AT CANNES LIONS

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FORBES

10/2013 | USA

"a stunning wall length video installation that explores visual storytelling in the future"

FORBES INTERVIEW GETTY IMAGES AT CANNES LIONS

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STRAITS TIMES

10/2013 | SINGAPORE

"Take an hour long ramble through the heart of Malaysia with SuperEverything*"

ARTICLE ON SUPEREVERYTHING* COMING TO LASALLE, SINGAPORE, AND INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS ALLEN

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THE AU REVIEW

10/2013 | AUSTRALIA

"The visual facet of the performance was a perfect complement to the music"

REVIEW OF THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA'S PERFORMANCE AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, WITH VISUALS FROM TLS, BY THE AU REVIEW

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ADELAIDE NOW

10/2013 | AUSTRALIA

"The overall effect is truly memorable"

ADELAIDE NOW REVIEW SUPEREVERYTHING* AT THE OZASIA FESTIVAL

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IN DAILY

10/2013 | AUSTRALIA

"A live edited film and live music gig colliding in a 3D space"

IN DAILY INTERVIEW CHRIS ALLEN ABOUT OZASIA FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE OF SUPEREVERYTHING*

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GLAM ADELAIDE

10/2013 | AUSTRALIA

"Words seem inadequate to describe its rare beauty"

GLAM ADELAIDE REVIEW OF SUPER EVERYTHING* AT OZASIA FESTIVAL

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ID ONLINE

06/2012 | Uk

"'In Passing', the unique and highly innovative film"

I-D showcases "In Passing" in their series of ‘Best Short Film Award’ with the London Short Film Festival for 2013

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Time Out

04/2012 | Uk

"the most engrossing element of this enjoyable show...the videos make compulsive viewing"

REVIEW OF "THE BODY ADORNED" EXHIBITION AT THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM

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Culture 24

03/2012 | Uk

"a fascinating social experiment in the form of video installation...an absorbing display,"

REVIEW OF "THE BODY ADORNED" INSTALLATION PROJECT AT THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM

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DNA Mumbai

02/2012 | India

"a multimedia documentary narrative on Malaysia"

ARTICLE ABOUT "SUPER EVERYTHING" AT EYE MYTH FESTIVAL, EDWARD THEATRE, MUMBAI WITH INTERVIEW

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Deccan Chronicle – Bangalore

02/2012 | India

"I'd like to try and move people to think about the world in slightly different ways than they're used to "

INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS ALLEN, BRINGING PROJECTS "SUPER EVERYTHING" AND "LDN-REDUX" TO INDIA

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The Sunday Guardian

02/2012 | India

"a multidimensional landscape of sights and sounds"

REVIEW OF "SUPER EVERYTHING" PERFORMANCE AT UN-BOX FESTIVAL, NEW DELHI AND SHORT INTERVIEW

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Sound Pad

02/2012 | India

"a poetic audio-visual tapestry"

PREVIEW OF SUPER EVERYTHING AT UNBOX AND LDN-REDUX AT THE EDWARD THEATRE INDIA

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12/2011 | Uk

"stunning animations and raw, edgy ambient sequences"

SHORT REVIEW OF CHASE & STATUS TOUR VISUALS

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Time Out KL

09/2011 | Malaysia

"an incredible experience"

REVIEW OF "SUPER EVERYTHING" PERFORMANCE AT MAP@PUBLIKA, KUALA LUMPUR

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Surface Asia 07

09/2011 | Malaysia

"...almost always sensually beautiful"

ARTICLE ABOUT "SUPER EVERYTHING" AT KUALA LUMPUR DESIGN WEEK AND INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS ALLEN

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SURFACE ASIA 08

09/2011 | Malaysia

"...a new way of storytelling"

SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS FROM KUALA LUMPUR DESIGN WEEK. CHRIS ALLEN AND “LDN-24”

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Computer Arts

09/2011 | Uk

"a journey from a needle falling on a record to a kind of viral infection of the world"

ARTICLE ABOUT MAKING THE TITLE SEQUENCE of "HOW HIP HOP CHANGED THE WORLD" for FRESH ONE, CHANNEL 4

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07/2011 | Brazil

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review of "ldn-Redux with interview

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Eye Magazine

07/2011 | Brazil

"The Light Surgeons’ techniques reveal often invisible information structures and render the familiar anew."

REVIEW OF "LDN-REDUX" PERFORMANCE IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

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Beyond The Beyond

07/2011 | USA

"some great, inventive projection-mapping effects"

CYBERPUNK AMERICAN SCI-FI AUTHOR BRUCE STERLING COMMENTS ON "VOYAGERS" AND THE LIGHT SURGEONS

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Eye Magazine Blog

07/2011 | Uk

"Digital design shines new light on the National Maritime Museum contents"

DESCRIPTION OF "VOYAGERS" EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM WITH SHORT INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS ALLEN

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Spoonfed

07/2011 | Uk

"an incredibly complex and fascinating video projection"

ARTICLE ABOUT "VOYAGERS" GALLERY AT THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

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Creative Applications

07/2011 | Uk

" “Voyagers” engages with England’s long standing relationship to the sea, featuring thematic images and film"

DETAILED TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF "VOYAGERS" INSTALLATION AT THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

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Womp TV

04/2011 | USA

"an amazing music video"

CRITIQUE OF TLS VISUAL PRODUCTION FOR CHASE & STATUS TOURS

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Information Aesthetics

05/2010 | Uk

"an immersive audio-visual narrative."

REVIEW OF "LDN-24" PROJECT AT THE MUSEUM OF LONDON

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Time Out HK

11/2009 | HK

"Leading the blinding cross-over charge.....politically edged audio-visual mash"

TRUE FICTIONS PERFORMANCE AT MICROWAVE, NEW MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL, HONG KONG

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Design Week. Uk

11/2009 | Uk

"We want visitors to the museum to stop and experience the unflagging energy of London in the now."

ARTICLE ABOUT INSTALLATION PROJECT “LDN24” AT THE MUSEUM OF LONDON

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the Observer supplement

10/2008 | Uk

"film is still the most powerful medium for communicating values and emotion..."

article about brands branching into filmmaking, "Home" directed by Chris allen & Rob rainbow

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imagine

01/2008 | Uk

"Audio Visual Architects"

interview with chris allen on the light surgeons' style, techniques and the art of vjing

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Mondo

12/2006 | Germany

"...you can't beat a pile of beer mats propping up an old super8 projector and your granny's net curtains..."

article on the rise of the VJ

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Design Week. Uk

11/2006 | Uk

"The Light Surgeons are something of a cultural phenomenon….their happenings rarely disappoint"

Feature on TLS with preview of "Articulated"

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07/2006 | Uk

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interview with chris allen

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the straits times

06/2006 | Singapore

"the light surgeons...weave an audio-visual narrative...cutting and splicing things together to comment on and satirise culture"

article about tls at the onedotzero festival in singapore

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D&AD – Ampersand Magazine

05/2006 | Uk

"steadily gaining a reputation for producing thought provoking, socially-conscious installations and films.. a substantial piece of stand-alone work"

REVIEW OF "DOMESTIC ARCHAEOLOGY" EXHIBITION AT THE GEFFRYE MUSEUM AND INTERVIEW

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VJ Magazine

03/2006 | Uk

"When it's used well it can create and subvert meaning in beautiful and amazing ways"

article by chris allen about sampling

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DJ Magazine

10/2005 | Uk

"A collective of multimedia artists that have been stepping across the boundaries of media since 1995"

NO.4 IN THE TOP 20 VJS FOR 2005

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Promo Magazine

05/2005 | Uk

"...free of the dogma of TV, free of the restrictions of the art gallery...very directly related to the music"

article about Willie Williams and UVA tour visuals for U2 Veritgo tour. Top visual artists TLS

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icon

05/2005 | Uk

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listing for "domestic archaeology"

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new routes

03/2004 | Uk

"Internationally renowned vjs...the light surgeons are leading a counter movement...using the widest variety of visual sources possible"

Article on VJ's

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CLONE MAGAZINE

09/2003 | Spain

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GENERAL INTERVIEW AND the light surgeons HISTORY

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a minima – new media art now 22

03/2003 | Spain

"...a.. loose, expressionist form of filmmaking, a collage that left more space for the audience to interpret the narrative"

in depth interview with chris allen

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Atmosphere 01

03/2003 | Japan

"the light surgeons stand alone as master architects of space, light and moving image"

INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS ALLEN

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DJ Magazine

01/2003 | Uk

"...on a mission to take club visuals way beyond the light show..."

article investigating the rise of the vj and audio visuals in information technology conference (AVIT)

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CG World

12/2002 | Japan

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GENERAL article ABOUT THE LIGHT SURGEONS

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Blueprint

11/2002 | Uk

"the Light Surgeons are known for their episodic, road movie style pieces"

GENERAL ARTICLE ON LIVE VISUALS

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mixmag

11/2002 | Uk

"...tls...travel the world putting on shows"

article on how to be a VJ

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knowledge magazine

11/2002 | Uk

"...lucky enough to catch it (APB) twice...on both occasions, with infinitely different audiences, the reaction was of awe-inspiring astonishment..."

article on "all points between" and interview with chris allen

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sleazenation

10/2002 | Uk

"they are the future"

light years ahead - article about the light surgeons

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underside – 3d world

09/2002 | Australia

"...a thought provoking experience with an interesting political slant..."

general article on the light surgeons - sculpting in light

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THE DAILY YOMIURI

09/2002 | Japan

"...offering an amazing new form of abstract, fragmented story telling that is powerful, emotional and narrative.."

ARTICLE ON THE FUTURE OF FILM

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shots

09/2002 | Uk

"the results are hugely inspiring"

article about ron arad installation at hotel grand salone, milan

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EXPOSURE 28

03/2002 | Uk-Japan

"...challenging creating motion graphic art within digital and analogue media"

tls "grand hotel salon" at milan furniture fair 2002 and interview with chris allen

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metro

02/2002 | Uk

"...tls have become one of the world's premier live audio-visual acts, drawing accolades from across the globe"

article on onedotzero tyneside festival

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Shots

01/2002 | Uk

"the live thing is a forum to experiment...and slowly develop something bigger...our films are part of that"

article about creatives from other media moving into filmmaking

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Promo Magazine

09/2001 | Uk

"One of the main frustrations of doing visuals in clubs is that you never have a finished product"

article on vjing. Moving from clubs onto DVD

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jockey slut

08/2001 | Uk

"...exquisite breaks and image manipulation. it's all in a day's work.."

article on "electronic manoeuvres"

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Straight no chaser

07/2001 | Uk

"the pioneering visual displays of light surgeons"

review of "Electronic Manoeuvres" and "down and out e.p"

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Exposure 23

07/2001 | Japan

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general article on the light surgeons

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Creative Review

05/2001 | UK

"..artists in their own right.."

onedotzero festival and the light surgeons

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the guardian

04/2001 | Uk

"inverse filmmaking "

interview with The Light surgeons

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wax

04/2001 | Uk

"...their creative rainbow...bridges the gap between dancefloor and art house"

interview with the light surgeons and review of "down and out EP"

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class magazine

03/2001 | Uk

"as filmmaking becomes more accessible, thanks primarily to dvd, tls are on the edge of the new medium"

spotlight on chris allen

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The Guardian

11/2000 | Uk

"...dazzling its audience with an audio-visual extravaganza"

Review of TLS, "Electronic Manoeuvres" at onedotzero festival, berlin

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i-d magazine

07/1999 | Uk

"...the collective's design skills are finally being recognised"

Tls new directions, Exhibit b and interview with chris allen

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sleazenation

07/1999 | Uk

"old school stitch up"

showcase of addidas urban art initiative "old school stitch up"

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Unkle – various publications

03/1999 | Uk

"....a visual extravaganza by The Light Surgeons"

various articles about unkle and their collaboration with the light surgeons

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Uk Club guide

03/1999 | Uk

"...exploring the relationship between sound and light"

the future of clubbing - interviews with various DJs, tls and "ocularis" performance

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Stealing beauty

03/1999| Uk

"...putting loops together to create new meaning"

Profile on TLs for ICA exhibition Stealing Beauty

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Graphics International

11/1999 | Uk

"what makes The Surgeons work interesting and sets them apart...is the blend and variety of techniques and technologies..."

article about tls - biog, methods and inspirations

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time out

02/1999| Uk

"...a lighting soundclash"

Article about Ninja tune's No Skool club night. TLS provide visuals

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BLUEPRINT

02/1999 | Uk

"a midwinter night's dream"

BULO DESIGN COMMISSION

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DJ Magazine

10/1998 | Uk

"...a dazzling visual spectacle"

in depth review of kungfusion club night

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D+ Magazine

05/1998 | Uk

"...bound to pull a crowd at any venue and create a cracking atmosphere"

review of kung fusion club night

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Esquire

0421998 | Uk

"..Our ethos lies in rooting out old technology and doing something new with it"

feature review of the light surgeons

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The Daily Telegraph

03/1997 | Uk

"It's got that magic. And it's ephemeral - it decays..."

interview with founder members of tls about the use of analogue projection

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Sleazenation

04/1997 | Uk

"with Apple Macs your designers can be filmmakers, photographers....everyones role is shifting"

EARLY PROFILE OF TLS INCLUDING INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS ALLEN

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the face

04/1997 | Uk

"...intent on pushing dance culture further into the realms of art.... their beguiling brand of filmic cut 'n' paste"

article about visual artists incorporating film in club nights

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Seven Muzik Magazin

04/1997 | uk/Germany

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article about analogue vjing

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Muzik

02/1997 | Uk

"a mix of mad graphic skills and filmic wizardry covering the whole visual field"

interview with the light surgeons

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07/1996 | Uk

"we start in a different corner every week and build something too strange to put into words"

review of "sunday best"

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