This Spring TICT are looking to produce our most exciting event yet!
We are taking DAFF to the next level for 2014 with a new dramatic venue and artist collaborations to create an immersive creative experience to inspire the public and share all the great things Shanghai has to offer.
Our new home is at West Bund this year. Located on the Xuhui riverside (15 mins from French Concession), the setting for the new Dreamworks Studio, this giant industrial cement plant looms over the landscape. The space includes an incredible 6000m2 main exhibition hall, adjacent warehouse space for the DAFF after party, and large outdoor areas making it the perfect place to spend the weekend. Our partner, taxi-hire app Uber, are also offering 200RMB for every new sign-up to ensure smooth and easy transportation to and from the venue. In 2014 TICT are looking to push engagement with the Shanghai art scene and curate a more artistic journey through the landscape of the West Bund venue.
Launching the #AllAroundUs campaign on the 5th May 2014 to give the public a chance to get involved creatively. Headed by six Chinese artists – from photography to fashion design and sculpture, including controversial new media artist Lu Yang, “graffiti artist" Zinan Lam and Taiwanese designer Borsan Zeng.
The #AllAroundUs campaign will be presented on our Tumblr, Weibo, Facebook and Instagram platforms. Encouraging the public to engage with the campaign pre-event and be introduced to the artworks that they can interact with on-site.
Our focus for collaborating artists has been to look more deeply at 'what it is that we exist in, that which surrounds us, inspires us and connects us.'
In addition to the exciting new environment, the DAFF After Party this year will feature headlining international act Kry Wolf [UK] in the adjacent 2000m2 warehouse space.
As always, expect fresh concepts, pop-up shops, fashion shows, music, delicious food & beverage, workshops, live art, and tons of surprises over the two days!
SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS –
LU YANG: SUBVERSIVE ENVIRONMENT
Installation relating to her current project "Cancer”: the screening of her videos and presentation of her ‘toys’ – creating an alternative, creative (childrens) play area
BORSAN ZENG: INTERACTIVE SCUPTURE
‘Kaleidoscope’ installation: showing diversity of life – rotate the device for images made from materials + techniques (LED, metal, acrylic, laser-cut, handwriting, digital print
BASEMENT 6 X THE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME: FILM SERIES
Short film programme outdoor area, screening films from Chinese directors as part of the international ‘The Exchange Programme’. Plus talks by some as part of the schedule.
RELOAD CREW: LIVE ART
Outdoor graffiti performance
IDLEBEATS: SCREENPRINTING WORKSHOP
Live studio + walk-in workshop
MADHANDS: ART INSTALLATION
Textile, surface design installation + sculpture
C14 GALLERY: PHOTOGRAPHY WALL
Presenting works from their key photographers
SHANGHAI ROLLER DERBY: ACTIVITY PERFORMANCE
High-energy game + performance
Dates & Times
June 7: 2:00pm-10pm
DAFF After Party: 10pm-4:00am
June 8: 2:00pm-10pm
Address: 2350, Long Teng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai (near Long Yao Lu)
Preferred Transport Partner:Uber – www.uber.com Metro: Line 11 Longyao&Rd. Station/Yunjin&Rd. Station (9mins walking)
Bus: No.1222 Yunjin Rd. Longyao Rd.