A Design Film Festival 2019

See you in October

More than 2,500 people attended the Singapore premiere of Kusama Infinity. We are grateful to the audience, collaborators and volunteers for being a part of this preview event. And thank you to our beverage partner, FIJI Water for keeping everyone hydrated during the show.

See you in October

More than 2,500 people attended the Singapore premiere of Kusama Infinity. We are grateful to the audience, collaborators and volunteers for being a part of this preview event. And thank you to our beverage partner, FIJI Water for keeping everyone hydrated during the show.

We have 10 films this year and look forward to seeing you in October.

Meanwhile, you can visit our online gift shop at store.designfilmfestival.com, or stay in touch through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or our mailing list.

PARTNERING DFF

12,000 people will attend A Design Film Festival this year. If you are leading a brand to tell meaningful stories, and hope to share it with a community of creative professionals and design lovers, contact us at info@designfilmfestival.com.

KUSAMA
 :INFINITY

22 JUNE 2019
CAPITOL THEATRE

THE LIFE AND ART

OF

YAYOI

KUSAMA

SYNOPSIS

As one of the most successful living artists in the world now, Yayoi Kusama commands blockbuster crowds around the world. But her rockstar status didn’t come easy. Kusama: Infinity explores how the artist overcame countless odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. Film director Heather Lenz follows Kusama’s dizzying trajectory over six decades, probing deep into the artist’s psyche and motivations, offering an intellectually absorbing film that goes beyond a standard biopic.

INFORMATION

Director: Heather Lenz

Subject: Visual Art

Languages: English, Japanese

Runtime: 78 mins

Screening: Singapore Premiere

Rating: M18

SHOWTIMES

A01 22 June 2019, Saturday 3:00pm - 4:20pm

A02 22 June 2019, Saturday 5:30pm - 6:50pm

A03 22 June 2019, Saturday 8:00pm - 9:20pm

CLOSED

REVIEWS

ABOUT YAYOI KUSAMA

Yayoi Kusama was born in 1929 in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Since the age of ten, she has used polka dots and repetitive net motifs to create paintings in watercolours, pastels and oils. Her career has unfolded over several decades and transcended two of the most important art movements of the 20th century: Pop art and Minimalism. As one of the most—if not the most—popular artists in the world, she continues to draw record numbers of visitors to her exhibitions internationally, while photos of her Infinity Mirrored Rooms frequently go viral on social media.

Kusama is now based in Tokyo and is still tirelessly producing art and participating in exhibitions. In recent years, she has presented major shows at the Centre Georges, Pompidou, Tate Modern, and the National Gallery Singapore. She opened her own museum in Tokyo in 2017.

“I CONVERT THE ENERGY OF LIFE
 INTO DOTS OF THE UNIVERSE 
AND THAT ENERGY, ALONG WITH 
LOVE, FLIES INTO THE SKY.”

ABOUT DFF

Since 2010, A Design Film Festival (DFF) has been bringing films on design and its subcultures to diverse audiences in Singapore and around the world. The first of its kind in Asia, DFF has seen over 100,000 attendees in more than 10 cities worldwide, including New York, Portland, Berlin, Seoul and Bangkok. The 2016 edition of the film festival in Singapore had a record-breaking 12,000 people in attendance.

DFF is founded and organised by creative lab Anonymous. Kusama: Infinity kickstarts the festival’s 8th edition, which will shine a spotlight on the human side of design. DFF2019 will be held in the second half 
of 2019.

PAST EDITIONS

2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2011 / 2010

ADVERTISING AND BRAND PARTNERS

DFF is an independent initiative with no corporate sponsorships or government funding. The festival is generously supported by companies and individuals who share our vision of bringing design films to a wider audience.

We welcome partnerships in the form of private screenings for your brand or organisation, on-screen and print advertising spots, merchandise collaborations, and pop-up store opportunities. For more information on rates and availability, download our partnership kit.

OPEN CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AND COLLABORATORS

If you have an interest in design and film and would like to contribute to the development of independent events by volunteering at the festival, find out more at www.madebyanonymous.com/open.

CONTACT

A Design Film Festival
c/o Anonymous
18 Chiku Road
Singapore 429430
T: (65) 6440 7330
E: info@designfilmfestival.com

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