2019 DaxiDaxi

2019 大溪大禧

大溪大禧,一場跨越當代設計與民俗信仰的城市祭典

DaxiDaxi, A modern religious Festival in which contemporary design joins folk beliefs.

 

重新定位傳統慶典的「大溪大禧」,是為迎接有大溪第二個過年之稱的關聖帝君聖誕慶典,展開暖壽前祭。「大溪大禧」整合宗教慶典、當代設計與社區社群,是為期一個月、以新型態地域慶典演繹傳統文化的城市藝術祭。

 

2019大溪大禧著重於青年的遶境文化教育,在地社群動能推動,大溪大禧城市祭典品牌形塑以及社頭品牌性的深化,透過整體策展架構之內容,策畫給孩子的遶境學潮遶境計畫神將與神將腳攝影展、走進一座山城慶典大囍臨門祭及大溪文化劇場等,共同促成2019大溪大禧的延續與創新,朝向國際文化節慶方向邁進。新世代的創新和老城鎮文化底蘊接軌,將文化能量發揮到最大值,也讓大溪慶典活躍的生命力感染了每個參與的人。

 

“DaxiDaxi” is developed as a pre-celebration and a modern take of the significant religious ceremonies for the birthday of "Lord Guan" (Guān Gōng) in Daxi City. Lord Guan’s birthday celebration is so important that the local people call it “the second Chinese New Year for Daxi”. 

 

In 2019, the modern religious festival was going to mobilizes the whole city. There are three important goals for 2019 DaxiDaxi, one is to introduce the traditional religious parade to the younger generation, another is to promote participation of local communities, and the other is to city and deepened the connection between modern design and traditional beliefs. Therefore, BIAS developed a special training class for children to join the parade. A photography exhibition was also be held and collected the stories and images of those who carry the God Generals to show the long-lasting connection between religious and people. Certainly Daxi Daxi couldn't be without the creative recombination of traditional religious parade, a series events started from “Marching with the Gods”. When the night came, it was time for the digital arts night party “Dancing with the Gods”.  By means of all of these, 2019 Daxi Daxi has deepened the connection between creation form young generation with the historical city culture. The abundant supply of culture energy effected everyone who came to the ceremony.

LOCATION|Taoyuan, Taiwan
YEAR|2019
PROGRAM|Curating / Exhibition