In order to celebrate the one hundred year anniversary of completion of Taichung Prefecture Hall and to revive the historical building, the “Building - Light-Taichung-3D Light Scribe Art Exhibition” held by the Dept. of Cultural Affairs officially commenced after a related press conference on Oct. 8th. With the background music of an orchestra performance, Director Yeh of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs commenced the event with an interactive show of light and shadow. The 90-second promotional trailer of the 3D Light Scribe show played in the press conference announced that the first time ever “Building - Light-Taichung-3D Light Scribe Art Exhibition” would bring the wild nights of November to the historical buildings.
3D Light Scribe technology has become increasingly popular around the world, in which 3D Light Scribe images are projected on building facades to transform the structures with illusive virtual images; such dramatic audio and visual effects present banquets of light and shadow at night. The internationally renowned shows in the ruins of St. Paul, Macau and the Tokyo Train Station of Japan have attracted visitors from all over the world, whereas the beauty of the original buildings is the major reason that they are selected as the stage screen for 3D Light Scribe. Therefore, the Dept. of Cultural Affairs chose Taichung Prefecture Hall and the historical building of Budokan Martial Arts Hall as the stage screens for the first 3D Light Scribe shows in Taichung.
Vice Mayor Tsai indicated that Taichung Prefecture Hall and Budokan Martial Arts Hall are valuable cultural assets of Taichung City, where it has been one hundred years since the first phased main structure was completed. Taichung Prefecture Hall was designed by Japanese architect, Moriyama Matsunosuke, in the architectural style of Marseille with a noble and elegant appearance; Budokan Martial Arts Hall is a historical building in the style of temples preserved from the Japanese-governed period with significant historical meaning. The “Building - Light-Taichung-3D Light Scribe Art Exhibition” in November will feature the two historical buildings with distinct styles, along with musical performances by MITSO, Natural Way Six Arts Cultural Center and NTSO to present a complete show with audio and visual effects and a virtual wild imaginative banquet on to the historical buildings to introduce a brand new November full of Light Scribe Art.
Director Yeh of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs explained that she had wanted such an event that integrated light-and-shadow art and historical buildings for a long time. For example, the ruins of St. Paul, Macau and Tokyo Train Station in Japan have been chosen as the stage screens for D Light Scribe shows to illustrate the beauty of the historical buildings. However, the art of light and shadow easily fades away; what we aim for is to get the audience to realize the buildings’ beauty and get involved with the preservations of historical buildings, with new thinking and new concepts regarding the co-existence of the new and old, through the “Building - Light-Taichung-3D Light Scribe Art Exhibition”.
The “ Building- Light-Taichung” event aims to integrate the most beautiful historical buildings with the most advanced new technology of 3D Light Scribe, and it will take place at 6:30 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for three straight weeks in November in Taichung Prefecture Hall and Budokan Martial Arts Hall. There will be an opening Light Scribe show “Facing Light Musical Concert” held by MITSO to present a live concert of the Light Scribe show of virtual reality in Taichung Prefecture Hall on Nov. 1st and 2nd; on Nov. 8th and 9th, a show called “History of Light War” will be presented by Natural Way Six Art Cultural Center in Budokan Martial Arts Hall, in which, through the integration of Guqin, Kendō and the advanced technology of virtual reality, the shadow warrior will exercise the spirit of Budokan Martial Arts to overcome darkness and face a bright future. The closing ceremony will take place in Taichung Prefecture Hall with the show “Time Phonograph” by NTSO on Nov. 15th and 16th. This will bring the audience back to Auld Lang Syne with such old songs and 3D Light Scribe images of historical moments from the past one hundred years to create an evening of splendid audio and visual effects through the artworks of historical buildings and light-and-shadow.
According to the Dept. of Cultural Affairs, in order to promote the campaign for enhancing local citizens’ recognitions of historical buildings, there will be an activity of interactive painting on the historical buildings with the colors of light in addition to the splendid Light Scribe shows. The participants may download the exclusive APP from the official website of the event to online paint to create your own light-and-shadow artworks with the historical buildings. Most importantly of all, in order to celebrate the one hundred year anniversary of completion of the main building of Taichung Prefecture Hall and revive the historical buildings, the Dept. of Cultural Affairs has initiated the campaign “The Makeover of One Hundred-year Old Taichung Prefecture Hall”, which is collecting creative artworks from citizens from Oct. 8th to Nov. 8th. During the campaign, people are invited to draw their desired new look for the historical buildings; for example, in some children’s eyes, Taichung Prefecture Hall may look like a huge arcade game or you may want to change it back into the golden rice field it was in older times or transform it into an advanced futuristic IT building. It could be anything you like. All you have to do is download the line draft from the official website and upload your work afterwards. Some of the uploaded works will be selected for flash slideshows on site. Each of the creators of the selected top 50 artworks will be awarded a fine “Building-Light-Taichung” gift! Come collect your memories of such a banquet of historical events. What are you waiting for? Please check out our website and come celebrate the past and the future with us!