GIFFEST III – IMPERFECT Ignites Conversation on Perfectionism with a Stunning Multimedia Showcase at the National Design Centre

30 May 2023

Asia’s largest GIF festival merges Art, Technology, and Social Impact to challenge perceptions through more than 80 GIFs by visionary local and international Creatives.

Singapore, 18 May 2023 – Now showing at the National Design Centre, GIFFEST III by EYEYAH! (18 May – 26 August 2023) brings together more than 80 animated Gifs by local and international Creatives in its third and latest edition. This year’s theme, IMPERFECT, highlights the beauty and value of imperfections by delving into diverse perspectives on perfectionism and its impact on society—particularly for an emerging Generation navigating an increasingly digital landscape and AI-enabled world. 

GIFFEST III by EYEYAH! is supported by DesignSingapore Council.

Key Highlights

Exhibition | Exploring the theme of “imperfect” from both the lens of design and as a social issue, the exhibition invites visitors to consider imperfection an essential aspect of human creativity and expression. The breadth of incredible digital artworks showcases the richness of GIFs as an artistic medium that merges the world of animation, graphic design, film, and photography, featured in cutting-edge, experiential, and interactive formats. These include a motion-activated installation that projects visitors as moving GIFs, an immersive large-scale LED projection and screening nook, and GIF clips displayed on a retro portable DVD player.

Creatives | Curated from an open call on Instagram to #GIFFESTSG, the festival’s exceptional collection of GIFs features diverse work of both acclaimed image makers and emerging talents across 30 countries.  • @agriimony  • @amandachongmunling@ardhiraputra@aryamularama@ayenwhyay  • @banjofunk  • @bananaleow  • @benny_scong@b_illustrationss@cescgrane  • @cn.create  • @ctrl.unit  • @dana_ulama_artworks@daokf  • @deniseardenise@dissociative_dreams @dvdp @emty01@ev.isual  • •  @popo.nut@por_zas@resatio@riniifishw@rollerskinny@ronald_fong@scheredium • •  @spazak@sswoss@studiokanda@subwway.eth@supercybertown@the.daily.splice •  @thehateart@thehelen_@tkomfactory@tomorokinoshita@trastrash@umiboss67 •  @vincefraser@yanandjun@yeahyeahchloe •  @yell0w@ykhaamelz@yukai_du@zootghost

A creative educational festival for all ages, GIFFEST III also features GIFs made by budding Creatives who are students of Yumin Primary School.

Fringe Programmes

GIFFEST’s line-up of programmes in June include fringe programmes and activities such as hands-on workshops for children 6-12, talks, and panel discussions for all ages. 

Talk | The Perfectly Imperfect World of AI Images
Step into the captivating world of AI-generated images as we delve into the realm of prompts and prompt coding, transforming mere ideas into moving images. While human-created design embraces the value of imperfection, can AI-generated images ever achieve true perfection?
10 June 2023, 2 pm – 3 pm | $5 per person (excluding platform booking fees)

Workshop | Bringing your Ideas to Life with AI
Dive into the limitless realm of AI-powered visuals as we guide you on a journey to transform your ideas into mesmerising digital designs. This workshop is designed for children aged 6-12—no experience is required.
24 June 2023, 2 pm – 4 pm | $20 per person (excluding platform booking fees)

Registration is required for all Talks and Workshops.
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Event Details | GIFFEST III by EYEYAH!

Date | 18 May – 26 August 2023

Venue | National Design Centre Level 1 Atrium, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969

Opening Hours | 9 am—9 pm

General Entry | Free admission

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Socials | @GifFestSG #GifFestSG