The Light Surgeons (http://www.thelightsurgeons.co.uk), a pioneering collective of multimedia artists from the UK, was invited to showcase their audio-visual project called "LDN-REDUX" for the Best of UK Festival and Pre-Opening of Jakarta Biennale 14 in December 2011.
TLS represented by Chris Allen and Tim Cowie strutted their innovation, bringing life cinematic experience to its audiences, combining video, graphics and music, mixed live on stage and projected above the two digital performers.
LDN Redux is a live audio visual performance which has been developed from an installation at the Museum of London called LDN24. The project was created through an extensive series of visual studies around London in 2009. The resulting 30 minute film charts a daily cycle of the city which is then translated onto the surrounding LED curatin a stream of live data feeds. These information feeds are being continually updated via the web and continually reprinted byt the hands of a giant RGB rock.
During their trip to Indonesia, TLS also shared their experience and skills in a sharing session that focuses on the innovation and development of TLS’ live audio visual performance work, with a brief historical background to their artistic practice to give the work some context.
An exhibition panel of TLS work which spans film, motion graphics, print, photography, installations, exhibitions and live performance was showcased during the 3 days Best of UK Festival that celebrates British arts and cultural exchange of UK in Indonesia. The message of LDN REDUX fits perfectly with the theme of Jakarta Biennale 14, The Maximum City: Survive or Escape, where Jakarta is seen as a dense city. Similar to London, it is a city where everything is full and has the tendency to spill out. The performance hoped to challenge the Indonesian citizens to explore the city in the digital sense.
British Council would like to thank our partners: Education UK team, Jakarta Arts Council, and SSR School of Sound Recording Jakarta for supporting this project.