Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 4, 2015 Projects
|Curator:||British Embassy, Cultural and Education Section|
|Artists:||Tim Etchells , Richard De Demenici , Abigail Conway , Andy Field , Neil Callaghan , Simone Kenyon , Jenny Hunt , Holly Darton , Wu Meng , Kiosk , He Bing , Can Not Help Collective , Yu Kai , ZY , Zhang Xian|
Forest Fringe is going to present a micro-festival of art on July 3-4 in 1933 Shanghai. The event is co-hosted by the British Council, 1933 Contemporary and 1933 Mirco Theatre. The artists of Forest Fringe encourage the audience to participate in order to experience the art and creativity of the non-profit DIY spirit. During this visit to China, they also put on shows at UCCA in Beijing and the Times Museum in Guangzhou. It is worth mentioning that the Shanghai event is the only one out of the three events in China showcasing Chinese local artists. Forest Fringe is one of the most important programs of the 2015 UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange.
Forest Fringe is a community of artists which was established by contemporary independent artists in Britain making space for risk and experimentation at the Edinburgh Festival and beyond. They have also started exploring beyond the festival, creating new projects across the UK and internationally, including a festival in an old cinema in the centre of Bangkok, a series of performances on night buses across London and a travelling library of audio experiences.
Forest Fringe began in 2007 as a totally independent, not-for-profit space in the midst of the Edinburgh Festival. A space that offered artists and audiences alike a different kind of opportunity the chance to come together collectively,contributing their time and energy to make exciting, improbable, spectacular things happen. The kind of things that none of us could have achieved individually. Forest Fringe remains an experiment, a creative project.