It’s been a while, but this Sunday will see a welcome return for the PAUSE collective, who will be bringing their heady mix of independent art, music, and creative stalls to everyone’s favourite ex-Blue Ice hang out, The Shelter. Kicking off at 4pm down on Yong Fu Lu, there will be a bunch of inventive things to get excited about, featuring contributors from across the globe and, of course, the cream of Shanghai’s arts scene.
Our fair city doesn’t always get the credit it deserves for its independent creative scene, but this latest event from PAUSE (that’s Phreaktion, Antidote, Uprooted Sunshine, and :e:klek.tik, fact fans) will showcase a whole range of multi-media installations and performances as well arts stalls from a host of local designers. Those selling their wares will include a number of Shanghaiist favourites such as t-shirtists eno, purveyors of fine toys and tees My Xanadu, The Shelter, and PAUSE themselves — to mention just a few.
Proceedings will be sound-tracked by live music spanning a wide array of genres — hip-hop, funk, techno, drum and bass, and reggae, amongst others — and, as if that wasn’t enough for you, wandering around amongst all of this will be stilt walkers and performance artists. What’s more, entry to the whole shebang won’t cost you a single jiao — well worth getting out of bed on a Sunday afternoon for we say.
More info and full line-up after the jump.
Sim Hy (Shanghai)
Red Rock (Shanghai)
Plus One (Canada)
R3 (live) — Original production set with live vocals
Red Star (full live set)
Shanghai Ultra (live techno)
Tang Yi (Drunk Monk and ChaCha) — Trip Hop/Downbeat with live vocals
Alan Shanyinde feat Dane (keys) and Xiao Feng (trumpet)
Mr Tsang (Hip-Hop)
Siesta (Drum and Bass)
My Xanadu (Tees, Toys and Art)
LooMoo (Tin Toys)
Shanghai Tattoo (Body Art)
DK Sneakers (Shoes)
The Lab (Tees)
The Shelter (Tees)
Thread Design (Tees)
The Shelter: 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu; 永福路5号，近复兴西路
PAUSE’s MySpace page is here.