Shuanglianpo, located in Pingzhen District of Taoyuan City, used to be a mixed community of military dependents' housing area, military bases and schools, and now incorporates Shuanglian Village and Gaoshuang Village.
The Fortress Park, where playground equipment is established for the enjoyment of all age groups, still features military elements, such as retired tanks and deserted sentry boxes and forts, and is scattered with local residents' youth memories.
Along both sides of the recreation footpath of Guoling Drainage of the Shimen Canal nearby grow towering trees, which become natural sunshades for pedestrians.
The Shuanglianpo exhibition area covers the Fortress Park, the recreation footpath of Guoling Drainage of the Shimen Canal and National Central University, where a total of 19 pieces of art works are scheduled to be showcased, including HSU Min-Sheng's "The Light Gallery of Memories," CHIKAKEN's "WA," "Water Connection Circle" by the team of Department of Art and Design of Yuan Ze University (HUANG Wang-wen, TSAI Fu-cheng, HUNG Chong-yu, HSU Jing-hsien, CHENG Chia-chien, LAI Hsin-lin and CHEN Rui-tung), LEE Kuei-Chih's "The Ripple Maze at Gaoshuang," LAU Tiat-An's "Water/Source," Kaling DIWAY's " Slow Mambo," "Sedimentary Layer / Palm Avenue" by Fake Fire and Xin Qi, WANG Fu-Sheng's "Spring of Life," "Our Time" by Handmaking Team (Jian-Xiang, Yukio, ILim, ILis, Caryong, Istands, Sann, Wei-Xiang and c.liu), SOE Win-Zaw's "Shuanglian Community Hall," "Shuttle back and forth" by LIN Wei-Xiang, DISK, LIU Chin-An and TSAI Hsiu-Ling, Effan ADHIWIRA's "The Garuda Has Landed," YU Wen-Fu's "Swing Under the Bamboo," and the bamboo tea house and bamboo art creations by Eff Studio, CHANG Shou-Tuan, LEE Bo-Chun, CHEN Kuan-Fan, HSU Yu-Chen, ZEIN Divooe, and team of HSU Pei-Hsien, YEH Yen-Po, HSIEH Ming-Hao, LIN Yu-Ting, TSENG Ching-Yun and CHEN I-Wen.
Four thematic events include: "Let's Dance, Floral Cloth Horse!" on 20th of September, "Let's Challenge the Battle of Defending the Fortress!" on 27th of September, "One-day Tree Design Artist" on 1st of October, and "Delicious Pickles and Sauces" on 3rd of October. They are the best choices for you to better understand local Hakka cultures, cuisines and military history!
Dalun, located in Zhongli District of Taoyuan City, used to be called "Dalun Zhuang" and now incorporates Neitsuo Village, Yuemei Village and Shandong Village. Diverse ethnic groups, such as Hakka, Minnan and aboriginal tribes, had resided here to form a countryside settlement of co-existence of Minnan and Hakka ethnic groups. As time goes by, new immigrants have also gradually introduced their individual cultures, making the place a town of diverse cultures.
In this year's Taoyuan Land Art Festival, the Dalun exhibition area are mainly at the Yuzhang Lake, Chongde Temple and their neighboring communities, where nine pieces of artworks are scheduled to be showcased, including WANG Wen-Chih's "House of Yuzhang," CreepyMouse's "Rainbow Rain," "Tiny Sound Greenhouse" by ArchiBlur Lab and CHEN Hsuan-Cheng/CHEN Yi-Jyun, WANG Fu-Sheng's "369," "Soga Monster 2" by Bridgehead Art Studio and CHOU Hsueh-Han, WEI Lauwei's " To Live with You," LIANG Ting-Yu's "Neverwhere," KANG Ya-chu's "Dripping into the Invisible River," and CHOU Yu-Jui's creation of tea ceremony. By means of various media, materials and art forms, these artists explore the relations between the existing cultures and environment in Dalun.
Three thematic events are held to incorporate the temple, the Minnan and Hakka cultures and stories of ponds, including "'Building' Benches at Temple Court" on 19th of September, "Challenging Minnan and Hakka Riddles" on 2nd of October and "One Pond, One Story" on 4th of October. All those who are interested in getting more acquainted with local cultures in Dalun are cordially invited to brush up their memories of watching Gezai Opera or puppet shows at the temple court in their childhood, to better understand their grandparents' wisdom of Minnan and Hakka languages, as well as to jointly examine and experience the culture of ponds and further create a little pond of their own.