Dream Parade

a project of the Dream Community
Taipei, Taiwan, 2011

The Dream Parade is a kind of “Carnival of Cultures” in Taiwanese: in the heart of Taipei, five Berlin artists presented their carnival float for the 10th Dream Parade on October 22, 2011. More than 6,000 participants from all over Taiwan visit the area between the 500-metre-high 101 Tower, the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall and the Presidential Palace. Each year, Gordon Tsai, founder and director of the Dream Community Foundation, invites several foreign artists to participate. This year, the Spanish artist Miss Lata, who lives in Berlin, as well as David Reuter, Sabine Beyerle, Sabine Hilscher, Matthias Rebstock and Anja Fiedler from the artists’ network InterArte designed a float and costumes for the parade under the theme “Spirit of Berlin”. The costumes were made from discarded umbrellas and old cardboard boxes found in Taipei. The float featured well known Berlin sights, like the Brandenburg Gate and Berlins television tower. The artists’ four children embodied the quadriga. The buildings were covered with black-and-white copy collages showing the facades of Berlin residential buildings. During the procession, they became colourful as they were spraypainted by spectators and invited graffiti artists.

Miss Lata, David Reuter, Sabine Beyerle, Sabine Hilscher, Matthias Rebstock, Anja Fiedler and others