• Rémi Quentinet

躍升不夜城,臺北''白晝之夜'' / The Sleepless City, ''Nuit Blanche'' Taipei


​今天 (十月一日)的夜晚你準備好了嗎?對臺北來說,今天晚上將舉辦一個盛大的派對,一個一絲天光都看不到的重量級派對!

「白晝之夜」(法文:Nuit Blanche;緣自莎士比亞,意思是無眠之夜)是在一個月的第一個星期結束的星期六與日間舉辦的活動,這個一年只舉辦一次的活動將會帶給你嶄新的城市面貌!而今年也是臺北第一次參與這個國際盛事。

源自於巴黎的「白晝之夜」至今已經在全世界至少一百二十個城市引發漣漪,而臺北更是除了京都以外第二個引發漣漪的第二個城市。這個活動主要因臺北市政府主動聯絡舉辦,因為對於臺北這個首善之都,市政府想要透過這個活動讓整個臺北地區有全新的面貌。但是這個活動並不只給城市帶來全新的面貌;如同銀河般,許多藝術家將在這個時候閃爍著屬於他們自己的光芒,不管是視覺藝術家或者行動藝術家而言,這個舞台是最美好不過的。

許多重新定義的藝術作品將在臺灣的首都散發全新的色彩,不管是壯觀的舞台效果,還是細膩的音樂劇都將在今天的夜晚散發新的光芒。不管你來自世界上的哪個角落,「白晝之夜」將會將每個人串聯起來,而臺北的活動更是建築與歷史將摩登生活帶出另一番風味。​

路線從北門周邊開始,至古色古香的大稻埕區域,沿途你會經過霓虹閃爍的重慶南路書店街,接著到二二八和平紀念公園以及國立臺灣博物館。透過數以萬千的故事背景以及每一天經歷的生活文化,二零一六年的白晝之夜邀請每個人來體驗並且創造屬於臺北的回憶,一個藉由多媒體藝術、現代音樂演奏的全新臺北回憶。

如果你禁不起晚睡,那你可能會與這個活動擦身而過;不過即使你身體原諒你,你的淺意識也饒不了你!多喝一杯咖啡吧!與這些年輕、充滿活力的藝術家一起發現我們最愛的城市『臺北』新的美好吧!

October 1st 2016 is an important day for Taipei. Well, actually, an important night in this particular case. Our beloved sun is not invited to this party.

On the first week-end of the month, during the night of Saturday till Sunday, is held the first edition of Taipei’s “Nuit Blanche”(sleepless night, in the language of Shakespeare. White night being the direct translation). Nuit Blanche is an annual all-night arts festival giving you the opportunity to discover a new facet of your city.

The idea originated in Paris, and even though it has spread around the world, with events in over 120 cities, Taipei is only the second city in Asia(Kyoto was the first) to adopt it. The initiative comes from the Taipei city government who is certainly aware of the positive impact this manifestation can have on a metropolis’ image and attractively. But this won’t benefit the city only, if people from Taipei will get their slice of the pie as well (if you are into visual or performing arts, this goes without saying), local artists might also receive the exposure they have been waiting for to blow up.


Facilities, spectacles, musical creations and more will redefine for one night the landscape of Taiwan’s capital.This occasion connects people all around the world, but the taiwanese one goes further by building bridges between times. Bringing history and modern times together.

Through the Beimen neighborhood, the historic Dadaocheng, walking along the eclectic bookstores on Chongqing South Street, reaching up to the 228 Peace Memorial Park and the National Taiwan Museum. Through the countless stories of politics, culture, everyday life, the 2016 Nuit Blanche Taipei invites everyone to experience and creating the collective memories of Taipei’s West side being transformed by multimedia artworks, contemporary musicians and performances, and bringing new energies with refreshing perspectives to the city.

The early sleepers might not be enthusiastic about this but it’s only once a year after all, and with some coffee and some young artists overflowing energy, you could very well enjoy the rediscovery of your dear city.


​2016 Nuit Blanche Taipei official website(program, map and more)

http://nuitblanche.taipei/

Photos from the official website

Translated by Dylan Tang

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