SuperEverything* is a cross disciplinary performing arts project created by leading audio-visual artists The Light Surgeons in collaboration with a group of Malaysian artists.
Commissioned by the British Council and filmed on location across Peninsular Malaysia, this live audio-visual performance explores the relationship between identity, ritual and place in relation to Malaysian’s past, present and future. Exposing juxtapositions between tradition and modernity, it seeks to discover who we are and how our complex identities are connected.
Exploded across multiple projections and different media, this live cinema performance layers together stunning documentary footage and motion graphics with an original musical score that together transport its audiences on a journey through a series of universal narratives. From globalisation and development, race and nationality to consumerism and belief, this project seeks to discover how our complex identities are formed through our involvement in everyday rituals.
This is a project that aims to make its audience contemplate our shared human story and to reveal our collective commonality. 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 question its future.
It asks a timeless question about who we are and what we might become as both individuals and as a society.
Juxtaposing tradition and modernity this is a project that seeks to discover who we are and how these complex identities are connected to our environment 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 its future.
Filmed on location across Peninsular Malaysia, Super Everything brings together a cutting-edge collection of Malaysia’s musical and visual artists under the auspices of the British Council Malaysia in collaboration with Britain’s leading audio-visual artists The Light Surgeons.
Through a process of cultural and artistic cross-collaboration, Super Everything will evolve into an exploded documentary performance, a type of live cinema pioneered by The Light Surgeons over the past 10 years.
The resulting performance will aim to elevate its audience to contemplate our shared human story; to reveal our collective commonality and to ask a timeless question about who we are as individuals and as a society.