WE STAND FOR
Shadow Traffic produces and curates participatory experiences within interstitial areas of the urban landscape.
Our productions look like intimate gatherings, explosive celebrations, and decentralized renegade events in underutilized corners of mapped constructs: spaces we can activate as a temporary autonomous zone available to the public to engage with.
WATCH & DISCOVER
5 years since our inception, Shadow Traffic is the proud steward of the Lost Horizon Night Market in New York City, and Competitive Winter Picnicking. We created a trilogy of ephemeral art happenings in the realms of sky, land and sea that addressed storytelling and the spaces that occupy our memories.
We created two editions of a mid-holiday catharsis parade called Burning of Grievances and a Viewmaster chain-mail project called Anticipate-a-Day. And we honored our Shadow Royalty members every year with a Royalty Rumpus at underutilized public spaces around NYC.
We are now ready to expand our collective.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US
"All left a bit weirder"
"dance the night away in a majestic psychedelic landscape"
"if you're lucky enough to hear about it, you should go."
"Worlds are imagined and then built inside the blank canvasses of empty box trucks"
"immerse in the art of durational storytelling"
"we could suspend our most worries for just one night […] the kind of events which make little sense in a capitalist culture but serve to soothe the soul"
"a collection of quirky surprises and experiences"
"the empty streets can become a playground for those looking for a little more space, a little more privacy, a little more art"