好漢桃花源

一窺潛藏於駁二的孟冬限定景點,以漢字為產物的神祕村落,2018好漢玩字

Exploring a Shíyuè Landmark Hidden in the Pier-2 Art Center, a Mysterious Village that Produces Chinese Characters

好漢桃花源,一座信仰文字的神祕聚落,漢字是這裡最重要的產物,村民無論士農工商都以玩字為業並且怡然自樂,在與世隔絕的一方天地間,創造了風情萬種的漢字面貌;若你也幸運遇見通往桃花源的那一道光,請捨棄對漢字的既定印象,循著陶淵明風光明媚的文句,展開一場漫遊於字裡行間的秘境之旅。

The Peach Blossom Spring, a mysterious village that believes in the religion of Chinese characters, is a “producer” of Chinese characters. Its villagers, regardless of their occupations (e.g., scholars, farmers, artisans, craftsmen, merchants, and traders), enjoy playing with words and having word-playing-related occupations. In this isolated world, Chinese characters of varying styles are created. Visitors who have the opportunity to visit The Peach Blossom Spring are encouraged to forget their impression of Chinese characters and follow the words used by Tao Yuanming to describe the radiant and enchanting scenery of The Peach Blossom Spring, which will allow them to embark on a secret journey filled with Chinese characters.

展覽以陶淵明《桃花源記》作為敘事主軸,帶民眾進入一座重新定義詮釋的漢字秘境,沿途八大景點依序呼應詩人對於桃花源的描繪;從與每個人最密切相關的漢字姓名遊樂場出發,豁然開朗於新時代的Match Maker月老廟埕,屋舍儼然的黃金屋以最縝密的工法製造著一冊冊神明的天書,數位時代下繽紛燦爛卻散落著錯別字的花境錯字池,阡陌交通間熱鬧繁華的文字招牌市井,以最道地烹調語法精心製菜的地方美食灶腳,登高遇見造詞樓惜字亭間吟詩造字怡然自樂的雅士,最後迷路在忘憂迷宮中不復得路。經典雋永的古文作品混搭天馬行空的創意題材,回應好漢玩字的初衷,在創意趣味中顛覆傳統漢字想像的同時,也看見漢字本身最美好珍貴且歷久彌新的文化價值,期待在步出好漢桃花源回歸現實生活後,也能有飽滿的創意力感受身邊俯拾即是的隻字片語,好漢桃花源將不只在世外,更存在日復一日的常日生活中。

The Peach Blossom Spring, a mysterious village that believes in the religion of Chinese characters, is a “producer” of Chinese characters. Its villagers, regardless of their occupations (e.g., scholars, farmers, artisans, craftsmen, merchants, and traders), enjoy playing with words and having word-playing-related occupations. In this isolated world, Chinese characters of varying styles are created. Visitors who have the opportunity to visit The Peach Blossom Spring are encouraged to forget their impression of Chinese characters and follow the words used by Tao Yuanming to describe the radiant and enchanting scenery of The Peach Blossom Spring, which will allow them to embark on a secret journey filled with Chinese characters.

好漢桃花源,一座信仰文字的神祕聚落,漢字是這裡最重要的產物,村民無論士農工商都以玩字為業並且怡然自樂,在與世隔絕的一方天地間,創造了風情萬種的漢字面貌;若你也幸運遇見通往桃花源的那一道光,請捨棄對漢字的既定印象,循著陶淵明風光明媚的文句,展開一場漫遊於字裡行間的秘境之旅。

This exhibition uses The Peach Blossom Spring written by Tao Yuanming as its theme to bring visitors into a world where Chinese characters are reinterpreted and redefined. Eight landmarks along the roads illustrate poets' depictions of The Peach Blossom Spring. The journey begins with a competition involving Chinese names and visits to various locations including matchmaker Yue Lao's temple; a neatly arranged House of Religious Books containing religious books without words; a bright, colorful pond full of flowers and typos; a bustling marketplace filled with people and shop signs; a kitchen with mouth-watering gourmet food; a building with a scholar who revels in reciting and creating poems; and a maze. Creative ideas are integrated with classic literary masterpieces to demonstrate the fun in Chinese characters, where creativity is utilized to break Chinese character traditions and reveal the beauty, preciousness, timelessness, and cultural value of Chinese characters. The goal of the exhibition is to inspire visitors' creativity as they leave The Peach Blossom Spring. The Peach Blossom Spring should be more than just a landmark; it should be a part of the public's lives.