BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) is a series of international exhibitions where artists explore the medium of projection. BYOB originated in Berlin, Germany in 2010 by artists Rafaël Rozendaal and Anne de Vries and has grown to become a worldwide DIY experience, spanning to cities across the globe.
On Saturday, June 28th, 2014, BYOB Beijing projected onto the walls, ceilings, windows, doors and other surfaces of traditional Beijing hutongs in the heart of Dashilar. Hutongs, or small alleyways, represent an important cultural element in Beijing, and with the fast paced social and economic trajectory of China in recent years, it has become evident on a local scale that these traditional alleys have dramatically decreased. In light of these changes, BYOB Beijing artists explored the theme of “Rendering” or “使成” (shǐ chéng), as they transform a few spaces within a Dashilar hutong into a one-night DIY installation