"APB - All Points Between" was a seminal live cinema project created by The Light Surgeons in 2001. It was a feature length performance which circumnavigated the world through a series of capsule narratives and audio visual tracks. Mixing social-political essay with digital art, the project responded to a range of global issues and different personal perspectives. It was also one of the first live digital art projects to respond to the immediate aftermath of 911.
The project incorporated short films “Thumbnail Express” (vimeo.com/4150854) and "The City of Hollow Mountains” (vimeo.com/4155063) and was woven together with electronic soundtrack by artist & composer Scanone. It was presented as a multi-screen theatrical performance in Theaters, Galleries and media art festivals. The technical production involved live video mixing, 35mm slides sequences, 16mm film projection and DJing.
The performance was commissioned and developed by onedotzero festival and was toured internationally between 2001 and 2003.
This is an excerpt from the show know as "So You Know" and was recorded at World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam. It combines audio and visual footage and photography gathered during a trip to Las Vegas in 1999. The track features an interview with a man on the strip who was begging outside a McDonalds but remained positive about his situation. The original audio track by Scanone was published on a limited 12" record know as "Down & Out EP".
Collaborating Audio Visual Artists:
Christopher Thomas Allen
Guest Scratch DJ's:
Loop Professor (DSP/Ninja Tune)
Raj Patel (Coldcut/Ninja Tune)
"APB - All Points Between" Touring:
onedotzero5, ICA, London, UK - 2001
World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam - 2001
onedotzero_nottingham, Nottingham, UK - 2002
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, UK - 2002
B-TV Festival, Sheffield, UK - 2002
onedotzero_manchester / Futuresonic, Manchester, UK - 2002
Roppongi Think Zone, Tokyo, Japan - 2002
onedotzero_sfmoma, San Francisco MOMA, USA - 2002
Electrofringe, NSW, Australia – 2002
onedotzero_munich, Munich, Germany - 2002
Auto Festival, Sheffield, UK - 2002
Visonic AV Festival, Belfast, Ireland - 2003
Pixelache Festival, Helsinki, Finland – 2003