1. March 3, 2014
Bye Bye Blue Print: “The Memory
of the Wall” Erased
Translated by Heng-Jui Chang
When the landmark street art of Hai’An Road, Blue Print, was
whitewashed, the controversy over its preservation, which
emerged when the lease of the place expired last year, had been
lingering for some time. Despite continual negotiation over the
past six months with the house owner, the City Government had
been unable to work out any tangible consensus. The result,
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where the renowned blue wall, themed “Memory of the Wall,”
was reduced to tabula rasa, was inevitable.
Blue Print, designed by architect Liu Guo-Cang, was part of the
City Government’s art initiative for Hai’An Road. Many artists
pitched in at the time to transform the dilapidated and
dismantled buildings along the road into various artworks:
murals, installations, etc, and with it, to effect an artistic make-
over of the road. Liu was one of those artists. The Blue Wall
(The Memory of the Wall) was a ruined interior wall rendered
exterior façade of a pub. The wall was painted ultramarine, with
room partitions, interior designs, and various furniture limned in
white lines upon it like ghostly remembrance of the quondam
interior. The bold choice of color and inspired concept made it a
mnemonic attraction in the past decade.
The erasure of the familiar sight evinced nostalgia in many, who,
for ten years, have taken the landmark as coextensive with their
life in the city.
Tainan 39 Hour Short Film
Translated by Polin Kuo
Tainan is the birthplace of Taiwan and has preserved traditional
culture, arts, crafts, and architecture in its processes of
development into a modern city. It offers very rich potential and
assets for film production, Tainan Culture Bureau therefore hosts
the activity "39 Hours of Tainan" on April 25-27. It aims to
provide an opportunity and places for filmmakers to explore
their inspirations, to share ideas with each other, to enhance the
support of filmmaker in Tainan as well as to transform this city
into a creative center of art, film and tourism. Welcome all
passionate filmmakers to participate this competition and to
compete for the "Gold Tainan" award. The winner will receive a
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cash award and be invited to the "International Short Film
Festival", one of the world largest film festival!
Tainan 39 Hour Short Film Contestival features filmmakers
from any background, city, country, age and nationality. The
competition can only accept 39 teams.
Event: Tainan May Jam 2014
Translated by Chen-yu She
As an important event for independent music in Taiwan, created
by German musician Axel Schunn back in 2000, Tainan May
Jam continues to grow every year. It is usually hold on the first
weekend of May and lasts for two days. Featuring various genre
of music, May Jam has attracted a diverse number of band with
different cultural background. Apart from talented local original
musician, music lovers from Britain, America, Canada and
Australia also gather to join this cross cultural musical event.
‘Love of Music‘, as the theme of the event, the organisers
wound like the event to be a gathering of music lovers.
Individuals or families, adults or kids, May Jam welcomes
everyone to join this joyful event of music. Apart from music,
May Jam 2014 is going to have a slightly change which the
organiser is going to setup a venue for arts and crafts.
For more detail information, please go to http://
When: May 2nd – 4th, 2014
Where: Hutoupi Scenic Area
4. March 3, 2014
36, Jhongsing Rd., Ln. 42
Shanshang District Hosting Photo
Competition for Celebrating
Cultural Tour Event
Translated by Ching Chun Lin
Event: Shanshang District of Tainan, famous for the national
historical monuments ‘Old Tainan watercourse’, presents a
vibrant rural culture with its rich local history and custom. The
2014 Shanshang Cultural Tour event has started this month.
Natural Landscape and Cultural Style Portrait Photography
Competition is particularly worth mentioning among many other
activities brought by the Tour event. The competition will create
an opportunity to capture Shanshang’s charming rural culture
and beautiful natural scenery through the photographer’s lens.
Shanshang district cordially invites people across the country to
go on an unforgettable trip to Shanshang and enjoy its diverse
and rich natural environment, scenery and simplicity of rural
Contact Information: 325, Nanzhou, Shanshang, Tainan
Registration: From 1st February 2014 to 27th April 2014
Application acceptance date: From 20th February 2014 to 30th
April 2014. Please send the photos by mails to the above
5. March 3, 2014
Tainan Foreigner Assistance Center!
2F, 6, Sec. 2, Yonghua Rd., Anping Dist, Tainan City!
06-299-1111 #8244 or 0800-024-111!