Use the story of a street friend to lead you to a city map you have never seen before: Hidden Taipei

Interview Photography/ Yao. "Awa Wandering" Guided Photo / Lynch. "The Frustrated Life" and "The King's Ups and Downs" Guide Photo / Lin Biao. Busy Taipei Street, always on the street Residents, apart from the frequent cafés or the newly-emerging restaurants and stores, have you ever realized more deeply the various aspects of Taipei City? At the end of 2015, we had the opportunity to participate in the guided tour of "Hidden Taipei" - "Ai Wandering"; starting from the skinning, passing the Wanhua Flea Market to the Park, the usual Taipei The roadside streetscape is the life ups and downs of the guide Ahee, a real-life stray map. ▲At the end of 2015, we participated in the “Ai Wandering” tour of Hidden Taipei. Ah and I cordially greeted everyone and began to guide the origins and historical humanities of "skinning." Photography/ / Lynch. ▲At the end of 2015, we participated in the “Ai Wandering” tour of Hidden Taipei. Ah and I cordially greeted everyone and began to guide the origins and historical humanities of "skinning." Photography/ / Lynch. This alternative urban experience must go back to 2013; when the technology industry's Zeng Wenqin took a vacation in the UK, he participated in a tour guide Unseen Tours led by local homeless people to participate in the tour. The alternative London stories and atypical attractions that I have seen have also changed her stereotypes about street friends, giving her the idea of ​​trying this different model in Taipei. Shortly after returning to Taiwan, he found Zhang Xianzhong, the founder of the charity "Mang Grass Heart Association", which is dedicated to serving the homeless. He promoted the "Hidden Taipei" project and coached the homeless to become a guide. This time, with the social worker Li Jiating, who is in charge of the "Hidden Taipei" in the street, talked about the journey since the establishment of the road. "The planning of street friends is not the same as the traditional social worker service. The guide is not to provide a lot of job opportunities for street friends, but to give the general public an opportunity to communicate with street friends through the guide." Jia Ting explained it; because the average person wants to "step into" the street friend is actually difficult, but in the process of street tour, because the guide is a street friend, so that visitors can follow the guide well. Get in touch and even understand the story of life. Everyone has to remember one thing. No one is born as a street friend. They are children, couples, and relatives. Everyone has to remember one thing. No one is born as a street friend. They are children, couples, and relatives. When planning the tour of "Hidden Taipei", the association cooperated with Wanhua Social University, and the professors at the university took volunteers to conduct guided tours. At first, many street friends may not understand the concept of navigation at all, misunderstanding the navigation with the guide, and the navigation itself has its own conditions. The guides of "Hidden Taipei", Ajun and Xiaopeng, are also residents of the Mangga Heart Association. They find many stories in their lives and look forward to sharing them with you. Street tour Hidden Taipei "Frustrated life" guide chubby. Photography/林璟玮. Image Courtesy of Hidden Taipei. Street tour Hidden Taipei "Frustrated life" guide chubby. Photography/ 林璟玮. Image...

New York fantasies, shouting poetry: street poet JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, "Boom for Real"

All Images Courtesy of Barbican Centre unless stated otherwise. Jean-Michel Basquiat, a legendary American artist who lived in his life, has a history of art creation, distinctive personality and even styling. The wonderful chapters still have a profound influence on art, fashion and fashion. As street graffiti emerged in New York City in the 1980s, Basquiat's work now leaps to the peak of the art market; in May 2017, Sotheby's New York Art Night Shot set a new high price for the auction at $110 million. Basquait's "Untitled" (untitled), drawn in 1982, set a new high price for the auction at $110 million. Photograph/ Shutterstock. Basquait This untitled (untitled), drawn in 1982, set a new high price for the auction at $110 million. Photograph/ Shutterstock. However, in the past 30 years, Basquiat has not held public exhibitions in large art institutions in the UK for 20 years. This time, the Barbican Centre in London has assembled many museums and private collections for more than 100 pieces of Basquiat. His works, including paintings, photography, and video works, as well as a variety of precious archives and videos, give everyone a great opportunity to learn more about the ins and outs of this young artist. Jean-Michel Basquiat on the set of Downtown...

Fashion is shaped by him! The legendary name in fashion history, "Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion" exhibition

Looking back at fashion history, there is such a master who once dismissed the contemporary male designer Coco Chanel to say "he is a truly outstanding womenswear designer"; the more famous Christian Dior Praise, "If you think of Haute Couture as a symphony, then the conductor is none other than our other designers are the musicians who listen to him." Mr. Dior is the founder of the same name, Cristóbal Balenciaga. . Starting in Spain, he opened his first fashion store in San Sebastián in 1919. In less than 20 years after its founding, he conquered all the Spanish dignitaries, and then moved to Paris and became one of the most famous brands in fashion history. Mr. Dior's highest compliment to Balenciaga. Photography/ Athena Chen. Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn wearing coat by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1950. Photograph by Irving Penn © Condé Nast, Irving Penn Foundation. Image Courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum. Alberta Tiburzi in 'envelope' dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Harper's...

The creator picks up the film | "The essence of life is the most exciting movie", photographer Zhang Wei

As the 2017 Taipei Film Festival is about to begin, Polysh invites several creators who love to watch movies in the fields of writing, music, performing arts and photography to talk about their "movie love". One day a creator picks up the film and shares how they "watch the movie." Also in image creation, the relationship between film and photography is very close, and even affect each other. Photographer Chang Chang, who has lived in Eastern Europe since 2003, is currently based in Slovenia on the Balkans. With a deep humanistic story and people's status in different environments, he has been working and living in Taipei and Europe for a long time. He continues to collect stories in words and images. This year’s latest photo collection, “The Escape Scene on the Back of the Moon,” was the first time that the refugees crossed the border in Europe in 2015, Zhang Wei went to the border between Slovenia and Croatia, and near the center of the refugees in the Slovenian-Austrian border. Distance image record. This time, I was even more fortunate to invite Zhang Wei to talk with us about how I walked into photography from the very beginning of the film, how to see the relationship between the two, and my love for the film. The essence of life is the most exciting movie. The movie has 20 grids per second and 24 hours a day. If the person's life is converted into a negative film, it can be 24 circles around the earth. Everyone chooses to perform their own movies in their own way. Zhang Chang, who has lived in Prague, Czech Republic since 2003, is currently based in Slovenia on the Balkan Peninsula. Focusing on the marginalized people ignored by the mainstream society, Zhang Wei successively photographed the largest psychiatric hospitals in the whole of Central Europe, the country hunters, the traditional Czech circus, the Hungarian Gypsy village, the Czech A film industry and so on. At present, Yu Xuexue has performed a solo exhibition of "Left Atrium Right Ventricular", exhibiting nearly 300 works in Europe and Slovenia, in the 14 years of living in Europe. Photography © Xiaotian / 阮玺张雍 Simon Chang, who lived in Prague, Czech Republic since 2003, is currently based in Slovenia on the Balkans. Focusing on the marginalized people ignored by the mainstream society, Zhang Wei successively photographed the largest psychiatric hospitals in the whole of Central Europe, the country hunters, the traditional Czech circus, the Hungarian Gypsy village, the Czech A film industry and so on. At present, Yu Xuexue has performed a solo exhibition of "Left Atrium Right Ventricular", exhibiting nearly 300 works in Europe and Slovenia, in the 14 years of living in Europe. Photography © Little days / The essence of life is the most exciting movie. The movie has 20 grids in one second and 24 in one day...

The voice of the other side of the phone, picking up the floating and dispersion of strangers: Interview with Lu Jinming, director of the "Operator"

Talking about studying abroad and living abroad, it is inevitable that some people are yearning for happiness - but is the foreign moon really round? These strangers who wandered around in their dreams and pursued a better future in their hearts did not always have the same dreams they had hoped at the beginning. Looking back at the 2009 financial tsunami sweeping period, the UK's economy has had a huge impact, and the domestic unemployment rate is serious. The graduated international students are facing a severe employment environment like ice and snow. At the time, Lu Jinming, a British director who was studying in the UK and working on video production, was shocked and also started to take the idea of ​​filming the feature film "The Receptionist" while exploring the story of a friend's suicide. This extreme situation, the dilemma of strangers' survival, and the profound stories developed from the predicament. Lu Jinming's director "The Receptionist" starring Ji Peihui and Chen Xiangqi will be released in Taiwan on June 23. Image Courtesy of Mirror Movie. Lu Jinming's director "The Receptionist" starring Ji Peihui and Chen Xiangqi will be released in Taiwan on June 23. Image Courtesy of Mirror Movie. "Operator" has been successful in fundraising from the earliest masses, and has been favored by the Ministry of Culture and Golden Horse Ventures. The filming process took a lot of time to get used to the work teams of Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Lu Jinming continued to run in the two places; this work is going to Milan Film Festival this year. It will be released on the 6/23 in Taiwan. Here, we and Lu Jinming in her studio in North London, grabbed her back to the stage to promote the "intermediate operator" in the gap time, talked with her from art creation into the film, and lived in the UK for nearly 20 years now, Examine your own mood transformation in the face of the word "dream." Director Lu Jinming was interviewed at the London home. Photography/Tiffany. Director Lu Jinming was interviewed at the London home. Photography/ Tiffany. Through the voice of the operator on the phone, I saw the bloody reality of survival and struggle. "The "Operator" was inspired by the death of a friend. After her death, our other friends learned that she was alive. As a young lady in an illegal massage parlour, she has lived a life of two-sided people. Later, she had the opportunity to meet with her friends who had worked together before, and began to understand the secret world that is unknown, and also know the bitterness of these strangers. I admire them very much. To survive in the environment where people can eat people, they must be very firm. They also find that there are many Asian girls in those places, including Taiwan, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, etc.; some are operators. Some of them will "go down." At the beginning of the interview, Lu Jinming said the reason for filming. The inspiration for the "Operator" was inspired by the true story of a friend of Lu Jinming. Image Courtesy of Mirror Movie. The inspiration for the "Operator" was inspired by the true story of a friend of Lu Jinming. Image Courtesy of Mirror Movie. "What to do, if I don't earn a few hundred pounds a day, I feel that I am not practical." After that, Lu Jinming tried to contact the friend's sisters through various methods, and spent a lot of effort to explain the idea of ​​the film, hoping to listen. They talk about their stories. After building trust, one by one through these stories to slowly understand more of them: why did you enter the industry, the current situation, the future dreams, and so on. Some people want to have their own store and want to find someone who can live forever; however, when the time is over, many girls are still there. Stepping into this line has made many girls accustomed to making such quick money. Some girls are even married and have children, but they are still immersed in the bottomless lure of money. Some people say, "What to do if I don’t make a few hundred pounds a day. I feel that I am not practical." Such a voice. I am afraid that I will be discovered by my family and friends, and I will be squandered all the time. Many inner struggles are carried out in my heart and also in real life. Photography/ Tiffany. Photography/ Tiffany. Illegal erotic massage parlors, as presented in the movie, are hidden in ordinary homes and are difficult to guess from the outside. All kinds of unimagined, absurd requirements, and even violence, were hooligans to recover protection fees, police sweeping houses; the plot in the Massager in the "Operator" is the true experience of each lady. In the massage parlor, from the old lady, the senior lady, the young lady, the new lady, and the guest who is regarded as the general existence of the gods, different class groups are crushing and exploiting each other, reflecting the external and broad world, so familiar. It is the heroine who plays the role of Yu Jipei in the massage parlor. It is a soul that is uncertain, faces the economic depression, struggles to find a way to survive, and believes that many foreigners who are outside are deeply impressed. Resonating bloody reality. The plot in the massage parlour in "Operator" is the sum total experience of each lady. Image Courtesy...

From THE Shelter, Korner to BERGHAIN: Aggressive Violence Aesthetics from the East, Taiwanese Electronic Musician Tzusing

Electronic music, from the earliest medium of futuristic experimentation and creation, to the use of synthesizers in the music circle in the 1960s and 1970s, broke through the form of music creation; it has become an element that has to be added to the mainstream music market today – Electronic music has actually been developed for a while, and it is not entirely about electronic dance music and party culture. The CTM Art Festival, a famous electronic music event held in Berlin every year, gathers the world's top musicians; this year's performance list is even more shocked by a familiar name that is often seen in Taipei. Born in Malaysia, he has lived in Taiwan, Shanghai, Chicago and other places. Currently, Tzusing (Zi Xin), a musician who travels between Taipei and Shanghai, runs his own bicycle business and is also a musician who studies various styles. Recently, I just stepped into the world of electronic music hall - Berghain, performing on its stage, Tzusing said that the performance was very tight before the performance; but the equipment and sound in the venue are very good, after a few songs after the performance began to find Back to my own feelings, I am also satisfied with my performance on the day. Tzusing expressed his appreciation for the lineup of other CTM performances. He believed that the whole event was devoted to cross-racial, sexual orientation and other labels, and did not deliberately bring together musicians from all over the world; everyone has their own unique voice. It also makes people feel amazing and full of inspiration - he believes that this is the direction of all future music activities. Image courtesy of Andrew Rochfort. Image courtesy of Tzusing. Tzusing took time out with us during his recent "Unbeatable East" album, which was recently released at the LIES (LIES - Long Island Electrical Systems) in Brooklyn, New York. Talk about him and his music world - "I want to give everyone a shock through the things in the "Unbeatable to the East" album. The role of "Unbeatable in the East" is really scary for me when I was young. As soon as his hand moves, someone's head flies! In this song I also tried to make a sound like a squeaky sound. Tzusing explains the title song with the same name as the album. The entire album is full of rhythmic percussion sounds, blending a variety of musical elements across the rock, industry, noise, etc.; the oriental color of the sound from time to time, intertwined with a very heavy and explosive bridge. Even under such a rough and violent auditory shock, I still feel the delicate and digital atmosphere of each song. Strong and powerful bass sound lines keep moving, these vitality songs will definitely lead the small dance floor in the hearts of every listener in the future. Looking back at his earliest memories of music, he mentioned that when he was called by his father to watch the Michael Jackson "Beat It" MV on TV, the music has since dealt with him; after that, he spent his middle school in Taichung. I bought the memory of my first cassette (the album of Guns n Roses). "I was just a primary school student, but I would go to the record house and mix it with those who hang on the metal." Tzusing recalled with a smile. "At that time, what did the MTV channel on TV see? Very popular rock and metal music, like Nirvana, Bon Jovi, etc." Then moved to Shanghai and went to Chicago to study at the university. "Chicago gave me all the things and experiences I dreamed of in music." Image Courtesy of Tzusing. Image Courtesy of ...

"Going your own way", interview with cutting-edge designer Qiu Chi

In London, England, which is widely regarded as the focus of the cultural and creative industry, a recent exhibition called Space to Breathe (Spiral Space) was held at the Somerset House in the city center, inviting many artists, designers and scientists. Researchers, etc., hope to respond to the growing problem of air pollution through creativity and imagination. The eye-catching exhibition main vision - a transparent backpack with planting, carried by a long-haired girl, and the backpack is connected to the mask of the girl's face by a pipeline - this is called "Voyage on the Planet" (the planet) The work of the trip is from Taiwanese designer Qiu Chi, who is currently studying at the Royal College of Art's Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) master class. Voyage on the Planet, image courtesy of Qiu Chi. Voyage on the Planet, image courtesy of Qiu Chi. Voyage on the Planet, image courtesy of Qiu Chi. Voyage on the Planet, image courtesy of Qiu Chi. "Voyage on the Planet", image courtesy...

Construct a forest of sound and light dimensions: Void Jungle, Bai Yulin

In the darkness, huge beams of light suddenly rise to the sky. The slow ambient sound effect suddenly introduces the rhythm of the first beat, and then gradually penetrates into the space, and then gradually expands; the relationship between light and sound seems to have some basis to follow, but it makes people fall into the alien space without margin. Slowly outline the specific appearance of the virtual woods. This is a sound and light work by the Taiwanese creative team mwva (Void Jungle_Bai Yulin), which makes people look bright. After reading, they can't wait to move forward to their studio and share their voice and vision. Exploring the journey of the heart. Most of the members of the mwva team came from the former practice DJ, formerly the Muse Whisper VJ team. During the VJ period, members simply thought that "Where dynamic vision is needed, where is the stage of VJ." Because of this simple mind, members have set up a visual-led party series based on an online magazine that writes VJ/DJ/sound visual culture as the main axis, and produced large-scale projection mapping works. Experiment and independent creation. Bai Yulin is a big attempt to make progress on the road of creation after the team has accumulated various experiences over a period of time. A large-scale lighting device made up of high-power beam computer light arrays, the light beams are programmed and interacted with each other to form a variety of geometric light structures, and combined with the cold-sound digital sound produced by electronic music creator Han Chenghao. "Void Jungle_白霭林", photography/ Lai Dou Zoso Lai "Void Jungle_白霭林", photography/ Lai Dou Zoso Lai "Void Jungle_白霭林", photography/ Lai Dou Zoso Lai "Void Jungle_白Yulin, photography/ La Dou Zoso Lai started with his work. "In the beginning, I decided to use a computer light, and I wanted to use a certain number of computer lights to create an immersive digital audio experience or performance." Zhang Fangyu said. "When we completed the pre-made lamp design and 3D simulation, when we wrote the subsidy content of the Ministry of Culture and thought about the description of the work, we just saw a photograph of Laojiao (Han Chengyu). The picture is a look from below. The towering forest that rises from the sky, the background is a pale blue sky, the golden gleam between the trees, poetic and balanced. Naturally, it is associated with the key visual of this work. We have not given Bai Yulin’s long textual message is simply the relationship between sound and the structure of light. It is more desirable for the viewer to imagine himself in a light grove covered by white smog and experience the sound of moving with the sound. Bring a new sensory journey." Photography/ Manchi...

Experimental Future Clothing: Fashion Flow Evolution "Mode in Flux" Exhibition

On the design of clothing, the association of reflexivity may not be able to escape the brilliance of the stretch table, as well as the international brands and red carpet stars that are out of reach. But in fact, the clothing design is the object that we have the skin close to every day. In addition to the most superficial shape, there are more angles to discuss, experiment and break through. Recently designed by the late architectural queen Zaha Hadid, the Roca Gallery, with its curvy and futuristic look at London, is a popular topic of the Mode in Flux exhibition, planned by the London curator team White Line Projects. Leading people from clothing that senses temperature and distorted, to works that change shape with the wearer's mood, even responding to natural disasters and refugee issues, becoming a tent's novel design, let us see first hand, this is The closest design to our body and life, a variety of amazing new applications. Whether it is the development of various fabric materials, or the design of modern living functions, and a multi-faceted response to environmental protection, the "Flowing Fashion" exhibition tries to break away from the existing fashion system, develop new application design, and stand on the front line to challenge clothing. The definition and possibilities of innovation. From the Korean designer Mason Jung's "Transformation Series", at first glance, it has the contours of the formal dress and the texture of the fabric, but this dress can be changed through various sub-materials such as zippers and buttons. the way. Jung, who has a solid tailoring technique, is a "variability" in his work. It is a rebellion against the constraints and restrictions in formal wear and the rigid and conservative social atmosphere of Korea. Responding to the first part of the exhibition, "Transformative" is trying to explore, why do we become passive recipients when facing clothing? Is there only a specific "correct" and "appropriate" way to accept clothing? If in the process of wearing clothes, can the wearer have more opportunities to participate? Fashion Designer Mason Jung also has the famous PLEATS PLEASE series featuring the famous Japanese designer Issey Miyake. This precision pleated technology, which has been launched since 1993, has a multi-faceted method; it is easy to clean and not wrinkle-free design. It is based on the characteristics of busy people and frequent travel. But the most impressive thing is the work that was created by the Royal College of Art architecture and interior students – a jacket that can become a tent. Made from light waterproof fabric with a large, convenient pocket and a carbon rod in the appropriate stitching, it instantly transforms into a light-structured temporary tent. The entire project is aimed at the migration of Syrian refugees facing Europe today, and is used when wading through mountains and refuge. Incorporating the design of the clothing and living space, the ingenious call for the "moving" and "wartime migration clothing" discussed by the designer Weissein Chalayan (reviewing Hussein Chalayan's first director's play "GRAVITY FATIGUE") The concept allows people to have a deeper understanding of cross-domain cooperation and thinking in a single profession. Many things can have more breakthrough solutions. Then come into the Versatility area, where the designers are designed to have different systems that fit the modern lifestyle and change the life style. At the same time, the design of Nikelab X Sacai, which combines sportswear and fashion; Maharishi has been inspired by military uniforms since 1994, and is durable and functionally produced by fair trade and newly developed fabric technology; from China Young designer Chen Peng, with "One-sized Fashion", through...