演出時間：2018∕11∕17（六）18：00 ； 11∕18（日）18：00
Self-taught Taiwanese painter, Hung Tung is famous for his fantastical representation of the everyday Taiwanese experience in the Sixties and Seventies. His signature vibrant colors and strong lines depict the burdens and desires at the depth of the human hearts. Inspired by this Taiwanese master's works, Thunar Circus's multimedia production captures his style that's at once unpretentious, whimsical, and futuristic. The contemporary circus performance is complements by puppetry, shadow play, gezaixi or “taiwanese opera,” and electronic music. The show not only brings Hung's paintings to life but connects to 21st-century Taiwanese society. The result is a dreamlike spectacle that will take you on a journey through the past and the present.
The wind from the sea fiercely blows through the quiet and simple fishing villages at the countryside along the south-west coast. Located in a border area, it feels desolate and silent. Compared with modern lifestyle and habits, the natural simplicity and purity of the countryside have already been leaving us, or even not been living in our imagination.
Hung Tung’s existence is similar to the imagination deep within and natural unsophistication, which are nearly eliminated in this era bombarded with hustle and bustle. But one should still harbor the freedom to imagine, just like Hung Tung’s paintings, connecting the inner innocence and fantasy deeply buried for a long time.
Hung Tung said, “We should display what’s inside us when painting, and make ourselves feel refreshed.” However, the society nowadays has seen interest-oriented values far and wide. In this quick, ever changing world, who can keep persisting in and sowing for those subtle values? From inside feelings and voices at his will, Hung Tung’s paintings always innately illustrate values and meanings that touch our hearts, with no excessively compelling or deliberate addition.
This performance is envisaged on the basis of Hung Tung’s paintings, which contain interesting overtones and significance. He is just like a nobody who distorts the body expressing his sympathy for the natural land and culture as well as addressing the turmoil and perils in the real world.
Hung Tung is engrossed in his own art world, depicting the reality and feelings he has faced. But how many people nowadays in the world are pursuing interests, and how many people would stick to genuine values? Are we crazy or fools? Instead of being entangled with two aspects to make choice, one should let the mind freely experience the simplicity within the hidden words in the paintings. In this ever changing and distorted world, it is likely to lose the naive vibrations inside our minds. Let us comfortably bloom and expand like flowers in wilderness, reaching the infinite childlike imaginations. Let us trigger the feelings and sentiments towards the world, from life, nature, culture, and festivals.影片連結 演出技術資料