A Global Journey mapping the „New“ World
COVID-19 has had profound impacts on people’s values and way of life, making it impossible to rewind to our beautiful past and limiting our ability to explore around the world. Therefore, we’d like to channel this desire into an exploration of the dimensions of the digital world, into a journey called Grand Tour via a variety of digital platforms and productions. The island will no longer be a confined piece of land, and the ocean will no longer be the obstacle standing between people but a medium binding us all together. Wandering in the digital ocean that connects different networks, we can explore all five continents and the geographical features of hundreds of countries. The journey is about discovering Taiwan’s beauty and our connection to the Austronesian culture, even extending this to the whole world. In this way, we can reinterpret people’s perception of reality and focus more on exchanging knowledge, technology, and creativity.
Ami Wu (TW), Chi-Yen Chiang (TW), Ghung-I Hung (TW), Hsiao-Yue Tsao (TW), Hsin-Chien Huang (TW), Nina Barbier (FR), Shih-Chou Wen (TW), WenChieh Chang (TW)
VR comes with a memorable immersive experience, making it possible to temporarily transcend the limitations of time and space, letting audiences experience freedom of movement and their desire to explore the world. Therefore, in “Immersive Tour,” as the first part of the “Formosa Grand Tour,” viewers can wander among the mountains, oceans, and rivers in the digital world, even outer space!
Chun-Chieh Lien (TW), Po-Han Lee (TW), Vick Wang (TW), Wu-Ching Chang (TW), Yu-Ting Hsueh (TW)
Imagination is a superpower. When imaging ourselves in the world of animation, every one of us has become a superhero. In the Animated Tour, viewers can devote themselves to the characters via different programs, abstract or figurative in terms of visual style, to experience anxiety and frustration all the way to happiness and growth. Getting rid of this disappointing reality, viewers shall continue the “Taiwan Grand Tour” through their imagination.
New Media Tour
Chin-Hsiang Hu (TW), Yi-Chi Lin (TW), Tsai Ning (TW), Siou-Ming Wu (TW), Wei-Chung Feng (TW), Ching-Chuan Hu (TW), Jie-Huai Yang (TW), Jia-Hua Zhan (TW), Sio-Pang Hong (TW)
Thanks to the digital era and the rapid advancement of technologies, the mediums available to modern artists are not limited to canvas on an easel. Instead, they utilize video, sound, electronic music, installation, and various new media to explore different issues, such as family, memory, city, society, landscape, and environment.
André Chiang (TW), Billy Chang (TW), Hsin-Chien Huang (TW), Wen-Chieh Chang (TW)
The plants growing on earth nourish us, and someday we will all return to the ground. It is where life ends as well as begins. Soil is no doubt the stop for the transition of life. Thus, in the program “Earth Tour”, viewers will participate in a performance art called “Taste Soil”, which intends to rethink the relationship between humans and land by means of “eating.”
MINIWIZ CO., LTD.(TW), Taipei Urban Intelligence Center (TW), Peppercorns Interactive Media Art Co., LTD (TW), Roboenter Co., LTD (TW)
To cope with the impact of Covid-19, a scientific and efficient action in the digital world must be taken. The Taipei Urban Intelligence Center has developed a digital system that can quickly respond to the risk landscape, people flow, and medial resources across different parts of Taipei by integrating live streaming and data instantly. It also informs the policies of the government.
Formosa Grand Tour has turned the digital content into an outline of an island, gathering Taiwanese artists and creators across fields. Through different arts and themes, the tour truly binds the digital world and our land together, using digital art to reflect on the past and the future. Therefore, we hope that viewers worldwide can once again awaken their passion and desire to make this ”Grand Island Tour” a port where the digital world docks, and kick off a grand tour from Taiwan. In the end, what we own will no longer be limited to the stereotypes between city and city, but a coherent vision of the future shared between Taiwan and the rest of the world.
Ami Wu (TW), Andre Chiang (TW), Billy Chang (TW), Chia-Chi Lin (TW), Ching-Chuan Hu (TW), Chin-Hsiang Hu (TW), Chun-Chieh Lien (TW), Hsin-Chien Huang (TW), Hung Ghung-I (TW), Jia-Hua Zhan (TW), Jie-Huai Yang (TW), Ning Tsai (TW), Po-Han Lee (TW), Hsiao-Yue Tsao (TW), Shih-Chou Wen (TW), Sio-Pang Hong (TW), Siou-Ming Wu (TW), Vick Wang (TW), Wei-Chung Feng (TW), Wen-Chieh Chang (TW), Wes Kuo (TW), Wu-Ching Chang (TW), Yi-Chi Lin (TW), Yu-Ting Hsueh (TW)Co-curator: Hsiao-Yue Tsao (TW), Billy Chang (TW), Chung-Hsien Chen (TW)
Production Coordinator: Gordon Will (TW)
Programming: Wei-Chieh Chiu (TW), Chun-Yen Yu (TW)
Design: Pei-Yang Yeh (TW)
AC Global (TW), do+2do+ (TW), EMBERS (TW)
Engine Studios (TW), HeyMechanic! (TW), Inwheel (TW), Lucid Realities Studio (FR)
MINIWIZ CO., LTD. (TW)
MoonShine Animation (TW)
National Taiwan Normal University (TW)
Oready Innovation LAB (TW)
Peppercorns Interactive Media Art Co., LTD (TW)
Taipei City Government (TW)
Taipei Urban Intelligence Center (TW)
Yahoo TV (TW)