Interview 2: Christopher Thomas Allen, Founder and Director, the Light Surgeons

Steve Gibson*

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The Light Surgeons are key players in the live cinema movement, producing works of complex live audio-visuals with a quasi-narrative and/or documentary form. They have also produced concert visuals, commercial productions, broadcast films and gallery installations. They have worked with artists and companies as diverse as The Rolling Stones, the National Maritime Museum, and Getty Images. In this interview director Chris Allen talks to Steve Gibson about their beginnings in the 1990s as analogue video performers, through to their development as concert visualists and finally to their more recent live cinema performances such as SuperEverything*.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLive Visuals
Subtitle of host publicationHistory, Theory, Practice
EditorsSteve Gibson, Stefan Arisona, Donna Leishman, Atau Tanaka
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781003282396
ISBN (Print)9781032252612, 9781032252681
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies


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