Screen printed design
Printed in London
- Made in collobaration with Sound Advice
The second iteration of our ongoing partnership with Sound Advice. This T- Shirt was launched at the Rio Cinema in Dalston, a venue that has long celebrated the diversity of east London through community events and festivals. In its foyer, artist Chila Kumari Burman installed her Ice Cream Van sculpture, originally commissioned by the Tate for their 2020 Winter Commission.
Following their SHUBZ event at the V&A at last year’s London Design Festival, Sound Advice – a platform that explores new forms of spatial practice through music – invited DJs and created a film artwork to explore the rituals diasporic communities deploy in order to be represented.
Throughout the afternoon, the Rio played music and short films by migrant voices that are a portal into everyday spaces of community culture. Interspersed between these were a series of intervals, celebrating the special break in programming typical of the South Asian cinematic experience. Traditionally, it was a moment to stretch your legs, have a comfort break, eat some snacks and ice-cream while chatting to your friends about what you’ve seen so far. Here, the intervals featured a variety of speakers discussing the contribution of diasporic communities in shaping the urban and cultural realm in London, and celebrated the types of spaces – whether domestic, communal or public – where people come together.
The event was sold out, so don’t sleep on the next one…