We are pleased to announce DFW (Down For Whatever) (28 May – 9 July 2020), a new IGTV Series for music and art lovers all over the world. Featuring a range of international performers and artists with music at the centre of their practice. Taking note of the situation we all find ourselves in and the need for inspiring new material that is made for social media broadcast, not adapted to it, and the need to support performance based practice that at this time finds itself without the possibility of a public and with an uncertain future.
Curated by Mamiko Motto with Zabludowicz Collection, DFW will push at the creative boundaries of music and art. Known for supporting and nurturing emerging artists the Zabludowicz Collection are using this time to extend their reach and give space to creativity in all forms, and finding the right medium for the platforms available right now.
In March, Zabludowicz Collection postponed Hot with Excess: A Season of Contemporary Artists' Opera but have continued to investigate and consider the different ways that music and performance is being used at this time. DFW is the first performance-led IGTV series from the Zabludowicz Collection. Artists will be announced the day before their show on Instagram and the duration of each will be between 10 and 40 minutes. Scroll down to watch the IGTV broadcasts.
Mamiko Motto is the founder and driving force behind GASS. The composer, sound artist and music director first started making international waves through her involvement in underground radio and the formation of NTS - now the world’s premier internet radio station, prized for its critically acclaimed shows. She has gained recognition as a tastemaker and music director working across film, fashion and high-end events and has a growing reputation for her curatorial work with visual and digital arts. She has been recognised for having “an ear for new music that bends the rules” - The Fader and for “constantly uncovering tucked-away records and underrated artists” - Dazed, and has released music on WARP Records and Big Dada as Wednesday Nite, and put the crucial Amada compilation together for All City Records. In GASS the ideas and passions which have always informed her approach to music and sound now drive her work with art and technology, creating new opportunities for creative collaboration - with an always forward leaning vision.