CHRISTOPHER THOMAS

CHRISTOPHER THOMAS

 

ARTWORK


BIOGRAPHY

Christopher Thomas Allen is a filmmaker and artists. He is the founder and director of UK based media art collective The Light Surgeons. His work crosses a diverse range of media; from graphic design, photography, film and video installations through to exhibition curation. He works on all aspects of projects as a producer, director and is an artist in his own right. After graduating in design at Portsmouth University in 19111 he worked as a graphic designer for Beggars Banquet Records for a short period before establishing The Light Surgeons as a limited company in 1997. Over the past 12 years The Light Surgeons creative output has spanned a diverse range of different mediums; from print, photography, motion graphics, digital film production, exhibitions, to installations and ground breaking live audiovisual performance projects.

However, they are renowned for producing countless innovative visuals for club events and concerts, and helping pioneer and develop the current VJ scene in the mid-nineties. Originally set up as a partnership and run as a collective, The Light Surgeons now functions as a hybrid media/arts production company under Allen’s creative direction. It continues
creating new cross-disciplinary work that breaks new ground and its installations, live audiovisual performances and digital film productions
are exhibited internationally.


INSTALLATION PROJECTS (SOLO)

Dialog2009, Installation, Biennale Curve, OK Centre Linz, Austria
2008, Seoul Art museum, Korea
2007, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

Electronic Manoeuvres2000, onedotzero4, ICA, London, UK
2000, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
2000, Nouveau Cinema Media Montreal, Canada
2000, Popcorn Film Festival, Sweden
2000, Big Chill, UK

Z-AXIS2003, Full Length + onedotzero7, ICA, London, UK
2003, Media Mix Tent, The Big Chill Festival, UK
2003, AVFEST, New Castle Upon Tyne, UK
2004, Motion Graphics, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
2004, AVIT US, San Francisco Art Institute, USA
2004, Numerique Festival, Villete, Paris, France
2004, Watermans Arts Centre, London, UK
2004, Sonic arts centre, Belfast, Northen Ireland, UK
2005, onedotzero_stockholm, Moderna Museet, Sweden
2005, Future Cinema, London Film Festival, UK
2006, Elektra Digital Arts Festival, Montreal, Canada
2006, Architecture Week, Bradford, UK


LIVE AUDIO
VISUAL PROJECTS

Ocularis1997, Opening of Lux Cinema, Lux Centre, London, UK
1998, Rotterdam Film Festival, Netherlands

AV-OP Dig_It! Festival 1999, Manchester, UK

Electronic Manoeuvres 2000, onedotzero4, ICA, London, UK
2000, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
2000, Nouveau Cinema Media Montreal, Canada
2000, Popcorn Film Festival, Sweden
2000, Big Chill, UK

Ocularis1997, Opening of Lux Cinema, Lux Centre, London, UK
1998, Rotterdam Film Festival, Netherlands

AV-OP Dig_It! Festival 1999, Manchester, UK

Electronic Manoeuvres 2000, onedotzero4, ICA, London, UK
2000, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
2000, Nouveau Cinema Media Montreal, Canada
2000, Popcorn Film Festival, Sweden
2000, Big Chill, UK