1. Art piece and Interactive Installation design by Claudia Paz for BCP institutional building in San Isidro, the center of the comercial district of Lima - Perú

    Credits :

    Design : Claudia Paz Lighting Studio
    Concept & Artistic direction : Claudia Paz
    Interactive Concept Design : Claudia Paz & Nicholas Cheung
    Podio Design & Implementation : Cesar Castro & Nicholas Cheung
    Production & Managing : ARQUILEDS
    Lighting Specification : Cesar Castro
    Interactive Programmer : Chris Plant / Colour Burst
    Sound Designer : Neil Spragg / Future Sound Design
    Non Interactive Programmer : Ruby Rubenstahl ( USA ) Cesar Castro ( Peru )

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  2. In July 2014 we were commissioned by WIRED Magazine to create a new interactive media art installation as part of Bentley Motors Night Call event in the historic Wind Tunnels at Farnborough Airport. This prestigious event celebrated British design and engineering excellence with the launch of Bentley's new Continental GT V8 S. This was the building where Bentley had tested its original V8 powered car design back in 1957 and the building had been abandoned for many years and only recently opened up for events. We instantly fell in love with the building and its history, however it was a very quick turnaround for such a large scale project and our ideas had to be achievable in a short time frame.

    Our response to this challenge was to explore the relationship between sound, space and energy while referencing the building's long history of aeronautical design and engineering. The resulting piece was a sound reactive video installation built with custom software in Openframeworks that uses a realtime fluid dynamics engine to distort and manipulate a set of vector fields. We designed and developed this custom software to allow us to visually map this huge space and to create a playful interactive piece that would engage the audience at the event while they walking through the tunnel.

    We used a set of six 20k Full HD Christie projectors with very wide angle lenses to cover the walls and ceiling of the tunnel in three separate bands along the lengh of the space. Each of these arches of light contained a pair of Naim Audio speakers and a pair of vocal microphones at their bases. As the software generated different virtual energy forces that slowly moved down the space, the audience were encouraged to interact with these visuals by releasing their own sonic forces into the room. The resulting audio visual emissions and graphic turbulence created in these vector fields drove a multi channel piece of sound design in Ableton Live using OSC and Midi messages. The resulting sound scape sampled, effected and distorted the audience's utterances and triggered additional lighting effects at each end of the space.

    The piece was only on display for one night at the launch event and we very much hope to be able to develop it further and show it again in the wind tunnels at some point in the future to a more public audience.

    Creative Direction: Christopher Thomas Allen & Tim Cowie
    Interactive Producer: Alice Ceresole
    Software Developer: Neil Mendoza
    Sound Design: Tim Cowie
    Camera: Andy Davies & Christopher Thomas Allen
    Editing & Post: Tim Cowie
    Assistant Producer: Maddie Yullie
    Supported by: Naim Audio & QED Productions
    Thanks to: Max Mirams, Patrick O'Shea, Paul Wigfield, Johnny Palmer

    more projects at : lightsurgeons.com

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  3. SuperEverything* is a cross disciplinary performing arts project, commissioned by the British Council and created by UK leading audio-visual artists The Light Surgeons in collaboration with Malaysian artists.

    SuperEverything* weaves different documentary narratives to create a poetic audio-visual tapestry, that together form a kaleidoscopic portrait of the diverse cultural landscape of Malaysia. Filmed on location across Peninsular Malaysia, this project sets out to explore the relationship between identity, ritual and place by juxtaposing tradition and modernity to reveal a universal story about who we are and how our complex identities are connected.

    SuperEverything* brings together a collection of Malaysian musical and visual talent to form a unique audio-visual collaboration. Fusing traditional South East Asian instruments, western classical compositions, field recordings and electronic synthesis and manipulating them live with a stunning, immersive cinematic experience.

    This land mark piece of live cinema is exploded across multiple projections and layers together stunning documentary footage and motion graphics with a original, live electronic musical score to transport its audiences on a journey through these most universal themes. From our relationships with each other to our relationship with the environment, Super Everything* surveys our everyday rituals to reveal what unites and divides us. It is a journey through Malaysia’s past, to understand its present and to imagine its future.

    It is a project that aims to elevate it's audience to contemplate our shared human story in order to reveal our collective commonality, and asks a timeless question about who we are as individuals and as a society.

    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
    Live Musical performers (KL): Jimmy Ch'ng, Miu Ng, Ann Peter, May Yong and Ng Chor Guan
    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

    We would also like to thank the following people for their help and support during the project:

    Southern Edible Oil Industries (M) Sdn Bhd, Southern Group of Companies, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Asia Post Press Sdn Bhd, Hospice Malaysia, PUSAKA – Centre for the Study and Documentation of Traditional Performance in Malaysia, ASWARA – Akademi Seni Budaya & Warisan Kebangsaan , Datin Marion D’Cruz, Joseph Gonzales, Tok Dalang Pak Nasir Yusoff, Kamrul Hussin, Colin Nicholas, Phua Sze Ning, Mike Tee, Reita Rahim, Pn. Maznah Unyan & the Pulau Indah Mah Meri community, Adrian Yeo, Yin Shao Loong, the Tan family, the Lee family, residents of the Sri Sabah flats in Cheras, Thean Hou Temple Petaling Jaya, Batu Caves, (location details of: Tapah orang asli village, Kelantan, Kota Bahru, Muay Thai, Kuala Terengganu, Songket Factory, Keropok Lekor, Eddin Khoo, Khairun Niza Zabidi & Maximilian Conrad, Bernice Chauly, Yap Sau Bin, Lim Kok Yoong, Norhadizah binti Azhar (Fifi), Muhamad Kamalrul bin Azman & his lovely bride, Nur Azah binti Idris and family, Emy Falizal, Ms. Farah of Beautrim Salon, Mr. Amirul of HotHotCut, Mr. Lim, Mr. Pallany & Tuan Haji Zahar of Southern Edible Oil Plantation & Factory, Leow Puay Tin and the Department of Performance & Media Sunway University, Reezal Esa, Harjit Chaal, Syarief Nurlette, Robert Yap, Theresa Tan, Ku Chon Tian, Mathan Kumar Balakrishnan & colleagues at the British Council Kuala Lumpur, Reuben Samuel & Azran Zakry of Mile High Sounds, Sharyn Shufiyan, Rathimalar Govindarajoo, Sivarajah Natarajan & the Sutra Dance family, Jerome Kugan, Pang Khee Teik, Lim Chung Wei, Poon Kai Loon, Khor Seng Chew, Yeoh Heng Lian and Meng of the Pudu Community Art Project, Fahmi Reza, Yante Ismail, Ili Farhana, Hasbeemasputra Abu Bakar, Fairuz and Suzy Sulaiman, Fahmi Fadzil & BLAM, Eugene Low & BombShelter Studios, Raymond Yong a.k.a Yellow Monster.

    Special thanks to Joel Mills, Emily Wilcox-Sloan, Grey Yeoh and Sunitha Janamohanan at the British Council. Without them, there would be no SuperEverything*


    Malaysian Artists web links:




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