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Realtime Film Festival

Thursday May 04
Raum Karlsruhe
Realtime Sessions
Will the future archaeologists please stand up!
Chris Allen, The Light Surgeons

Chris Allen, founder and director of the light surgeons will discuss the cultural convergence of art and design through digital film making, installation and live performance. Screening a selection of works from the past ten years of The Light Surgeons that forcus on new forms of story telling.

Chris is 31 years old and lives and works in east London. His passion for art, design, music and film led to his foundation of “The Light Surgeons” in 1996 shortly after graduating from Portsmouth University. The company was founded to explore work that fell outside the traditional institutions of art and design. Chris has been the creative director within TLS for the past ten years and has produced and directed many short films and installation projects but also is a prolific photographer and designer. TLS has allowed him to work across a diverse range of media and bring them together in pioneering new forms of expression, such as their live audio-visual performances which have spawned a whole new platform in mixed-media art.

A collective of pioneering multimedia artists founded in 1995 by creative director Chris Allen as an experimental production company which sought to develop new forms of image made outside the established art and design institutions, TLS’ work spans many diverse mediums; print, photography, motion graphics, digital film production, exhibitions, installations and ground breaking live audio visual performances.

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