2012 年 12 月 22 日，首届“深圳独立动画双年展”成功举办，成为国内首个以“双年展”为策展机制的独立动画展事，为“独立动画”这一艺术形式提供了一个集研究、展示、竞赛、教育等功能的国际性专业平台，开创了当代艺术在该领域的先河，引起了广泛的讨论和影响。第二届深圳独立动画双年展于 2014 年 12 月 6 日开幕，通过跨年度、跨地区的思想交锋与艺术对话，融合与生成不同学科和不同领域之间的问题意识与知识场域，获得了艺术界的高度评价。
本届深圳独立动画双年展的主题是：“时间 / 无间”，通过基于时间讨论空间呈现的体验，倾向于融合媒体之现实，思考空间和概念变化，以及动画生成的线索，及其延展的话题和空间。本届双年展由 5 个主要单元组成，分别为：“空间中的动画”、“特别放映”、“动画与音乐”、“推荐展映”和“讲与谈”。
The “Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale”, organized by OCT-LOFT, has to date been successfully held three times.
In December 22, 2012, the rst “Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale” successfully opened. It became the rst exhibition focused on independent animation that employed the “biennale” as the curatorial institution. This in turn provides a professional international platform—including research, exhibition, competition, education, and so forth— for “independent animation” as an art form. The biennale has become a pioneer of contemporary art in the eld and has provoked wide-ranging discussion and in uence. Then in December 6, 2014, the 2nd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennial opened. Through intellectual debates and artistic dialogues extending beyond the limits of time and region, the biennale has fused and generated—between different disciplines and elds—an awareness of the issues at stake and an overall eld of knowledge, thereby receiving high acclaim from the art world.
In order to guarantee a consistent exhibition quality, we endeavored to establish a mechanism of sustainable development for the exhibition, beginning from this third iteration of the biennale. Adhering to an open and fair principle and relying on important professionals in the art world, a curatorial review committee has been established. Through recommendations and voting, Mr. Li Zhenhua was chosen as the chief curator of this edition of the Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale.
We shall extend our sincere gratitude to the curatorial team of this edition of the Biennale, with Mr. Li Zhenhua as the chief curator, Ms. He Jinfang as the executive director, Mr. Han Fei as the project director, and all staff members for their collective efforts. Our gratitude should also go out to participating artists, experts and friends from the media; it is their support and participation that made this biennale a successful one.
The theme of the 3rd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennial is “Time Based, Non- Places”. By means of experiences as manifested by discussions of space which are based on time, the theme tends towards fusing the realities of mediums; this also sets out to re ect on the transformations of spaces and concepts, the trajectories advanced by animation, as well as topics and spaces extending from that. The ve units of this 3rd Biennale are: Animation in Space, Screening, Animation and Concert, Screening of Nominated New Works, and Conversation & Talk.
As organizers, we are interested in the new content brought by each edition of the biennale and in the exploration of issues in the new works, topics, and ideas internationally. When different works of each edition are exhibited here and provoke heated discussions and exchanges, we equally sense everyone’s passionate support, continual interest, and motivated participation with regards to the Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale. This gives us a sense of pride and mission. So let us strive together, providing fresh blood for this biennale as a platform of international exchange, and continue to cheer for and contribute to the creation and exhibition of independent animation.
Last but not least, our heartfelt thanks go out to those institutions and friends who have provided help and support to the biennale!