Poetry Installations and Activities

Poetry Slam at SEAMS

|Saturday, Oct 1, 14:00-24:00 @ SEAMS|

Creative and expressive, 22 young and middle-aged poets are invited to a poetry slam. Each poet has 20 minutes to perform spoken poetry in the backto-back poetry reading event that encourages diverse expressions. Taking place in a hipster bar "SEAMS," the event includes a 10-hour intimate gathering and live streaming.

 

Sound Poetry

|Wednesday, Oct 5 – Friday, Oct 7 @ Taiwan Sound Lab, C-LAB|

In 2019, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB) and IRCAM co-founded the Taiwan Sound Lab (TSL) to promote cross-disciplinary contemporary art-making in Taiwan by drawing from IRCAM’s development strategies and operational experiences in the domains of music and sounds. The Taiwan Sound Lab has the first immersive sound theater in Taiwan with a 49.4 channel speaker array to support experimental works and performances, promoting Taiwan's sound art. In the sound lab, sound artist Yenting Hsu creates an immersive experience of human voice, recording and electronic sound based on Hung Hung's "Treasure Hill," a set of experimental poems on Taiwan's history. Her work serves as an avant-garde attempt to blend literature with technology.

* Admission to “Sound Poetry” is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available on Sep 21, 12:00pm. Limited to one ticket per person at KKTIX (https://2022taipeipoetryfestival.kktix.cc/events/soundpoetry). There might be a waiting list on the day if there are still tickets available.

 

Sing Alive, Compose Alive: Wang Yu-Jun and Shivanii Chang

|Saturday, Oct 8, 19:30 @ Guangfu Auditorium, Taipei Zhongshan Hall|

A spiritual night for poetic singer-songwriters: music major Shivanii Chang as a roaming bard, and winner of the first prize at the Taipei Poetry Competition 2006 Wang Yu-Jun, who is known for her captivating voice recording “Water of Immortality.” In addition to singing poems by Cheng Chou-yu, Hsia Yu, Hung Hung, Yinni, etc., the two artists perform their original songs. Playing piano, guitar, cello, and electronic musical instruments, they make an inspirational conversation between music and literature.

* Admission to “Sing Alive, Compose Alive: Wang Yu-Jun and Shivanii Chang” is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available on Sep 21, 12:00pm. Limited to two tickets per person at KKTIX (https://2022taipeipoetryfestival.kktix.cc/events/singalive) . There might be a waiting list on the day if there are still tickets available.

 

Like the Dyer’s Hand

|普|紀錄片|2020|DCP|Color|120mins|

|Sunday, Oct 9, 13:00 @ SPOT Cinema , SPOT-Taipei|

Like the Dyer’s Hand is a biographical film of Yeh Chia-Ying, a Chinese classical poet and well-known sinologist. The film interweaves Yeh Chia-Ying's personal life with thousand-year Chinese classical poetry, revealing the track of her seeking existence in the long river of poetry. The film narrates the legendary life of Ye and faces the essential question in this era: why do we need poetry, and why do we need poets? The film took more than three years and the team went to Boston and Canada to shoot. It is also director Cheng Tsun-shing's latest work since the literary documentary series The Inspired Island: A Series of Eminent Writers from Taiwan, in which he filmed the parts of Cheng Chou-Yu and Chou Meng-Tieh. The film has never been officially released in Taiwan.

* Admission to“ Like the Dyer’s Hand” is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available on Sep 21, 12:00pm. Limited to one ticket per person at KKTIX (https://2022taipeipoetryfestival.kktix.cc/events/yehchiaying). There might be a waiting list on the day if there are still tickets available.