Xiaofeng Dai


Omschrijving werk


Commentary Informed (working title)
Titel Commentary Informed (working title)
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving Work in process – research phase. This project proposes a conceptual tool constructing critical awareness of digital formation of memories in the post-truth age.
Techniek digital artwork, installation
Formaat Collective Memory Agency Machine
News without News
Titel News without News
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving The credibility of the press in China is diminishing because it is increasingly controlled and censored. The government and news media also have an interest in steering public opinion. Political concerns can lead to censorship or ‘harmonised news’, to feed the readers with stories they might like and thus avoid sensitive topics. However, lots of valuable comments are posted in which readers oppose the biased, utilitarian news production. These reactions can disclose facts that would normally not be published. Dai addresses the central question in what way creativity and design can counter information control and utilitarian news production in China. The project launches a platform, which 'saves' information and makes it possible to open up new discussions or form new data. The platform tracks published civic live-feeds on the most currently populated and debated articles before they might be censored or controlled. It makes a statement about the current practices in Chinese journalism. The comments are presented in the format of newspaper and news site, in a simple black-and-white environment, so contrary to the usual “black-on-white”. The site takes a neutral stance with no editing. The popularity of the topic featured in the feeds defines the hierarchy of presentation changing over time. People who comment are reporters, commentators and researchers of the platform.
Techniek radical internet activism
Formaat algorithm demo, screening

Omschrijving werk




Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Eindhoven, Design Academy Information Design Sep 2014 - June 2016 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
China Academy of Art Visual communication 2009 - 2013

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
ArtEZ Post-truth fiction 21 - 24 June 2017
Digital Methods Winter School 2018, University of Amsterdam Memory Formation in Digital Identity Politics 8 - 12 Jan 2018

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae


jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2017 Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (DE) Food Revolution 5.0 GROEP
2016 Dutch Design Week 2016, Eindhoven (NL) DAE Graduation Show GROEP


jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2018 Digital Methods Initiative, UvA Memory Formation in Digital Identity Politics Research
2017 The Common Affairs Commentary Informed Research, digital artwork
2017 Stimuleringsfonds Commentary Informed Research, digital artwork


jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2017 Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg Germany Screening, installation J


jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2017 Food Revolution 5.0 Claudia Banz and Sabine Schulze, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg Published catalogue book
2016 In Need of ... Design Academy Eindhoven catalogue book

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2017 Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie funding for project Commentary Informed
2017 The Common Affairs funding for project Commentary Informed
2016 Crypto Design Challenge, Amsterdam Nomination

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Workshop presentation, Post-truth Fiction, ArtEZ 2017 2017
Project presentation, VondelCS, Amsterdam 2016 2016