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Hope Talk: Superhero on Paper & A Forgotten Media

Asian-Canadian Special Events Association

Saturday, 2 September 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM (PDT)

Hope Talk: Superhero on Paper & A Forgotten Media

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Hope Talk: Superhero on Paper & A Forgotten Media
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1 Sep 2017 Free  
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A Special Presentation for Paper Lovers



Hope Talk - Superhero on Paper


To call seventeen-year-old Ning Hsieh a fan of paper craft would be a serious understatement. Combining his love for the versatility of paper and the wonder of Western comics, many of Ning Hsieh’s crafts result in life-sized pieces of superhero costumes. In much the same way that Vincent Van Gogh was inspired by Japanese ukiyo-e and chiyogami, Ning Hsieh has found a perfect fit for these modern day icons in his own art. If you’re ever on the streets in Taiwan, especially on transit or busy downtown cores, keep an eye out for this young man dressed up to fight crime and stand for modern justice!

不需等待救世主拯救世人 我就是自己的英雄!謝寧是17歲的台灣高中生,從小被譽為剪紙天才,他從不需在紙上劃記、不需以摺痕標示,只要有剪刀及紙張在手,紙製的動物、昆蟲、恐龍以爬行、疾走、飛翔、游動的姿態,從雙手源源不絕地生出。 剪紙是東方傳統藝術,古人以紙剪出各種動植物圖案,裝飾在建築物上寓意吉祥,並將崇敬的圖騰及神靈化作剪紙,作為祈福與慶賀之用。但從謝寧的作品中反而展現西方動漫文化的影響,以剪紙動畫鮮活呈現他腦海裡的恐龍世界;謝寧亦將自己投射為台灣的英雄人物,創作一系列專屬謝寧的英雄角色,也穿上以紙剪裁的服裝,在日常生活中走動、與人相處;在剪紙之餘謝寧亦熱衷於影片動畫,將台灣流行文化及當紅議題作為素材創作,以youtuber身分打造全新的創作。不妨一起踏進謝寧的剪紙世界,享受謝寧創造的英雄、生物以及奇想國度。

***** Intermission 中場休息 ******

Hope Talk - A Forgotten Media


In today’s age of big data and ad-blockers many of yesterday’s media are forgotten. Yet the era of paper-based mass communication through paper has not yet truly ended. A Taiwanese collector, Mr Min-Chuan Chiang, has collected matches, matchbooks, and matchboxes produced across the world spanning over a century of history. Back in the day, performances, films, marketing by international brands, and even health education were delivered through paper ads glued onto matchboxes and matchbooks. Mr Chiang will exhibit some of his collection, related to Taiwanese, Japanese, and Canadian culture. Some highlights include the Japanese Emperor’s inauguration commemoration, pictures of the British Royal Family, advertising for the original Godzilla movie, Japanese fund raising during WWII, and Canadian tourism ads. History of the 20th century can be traced through this Forgotten Media.


Facebook 是正在書寫的一個段落,報紙與電視是手中正在翻頁的篇章,火花是早已翻閱過去的一頁歷史。 火柴曾經是無法取代的日用品,火柴盒的小巧外型,則成為當時最佳的傳播媒介;隨著造紙、印刷技術演進,火柴盒上的小小貼標紙「火花」,乘載著更豐富的文字與圖畫,將語言、思想及訊息傳送到每個人的手上,兼具民生功能與紙的傳播,是從前人人依賴,如今卻被遺忘的媒體。 台灣地方文史工作者蔣敏全,因父親是台灣火柴公司的業務員,從小得以接觸各式火柴,而一頭栽進火花絢爛的世界。在大量購買及收藏火柴的過程中,結合其擅長的台灣史研究領域,為古舊的火花賦予生命,透過展覽及講座帶領我們一窺日治時期的臺灣庶民生活,從火花看舊時國際世界。


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823 Seymour Street,
Vancouver, BC

Saturday, 2 September 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM (PDT)

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