Dates: Jul 30th ~ Aug 28th , 2016
Hours: 14:00~23:00 (Monday off)
Location: Jiang Shan Yi Gai Suo (in the ally between No. 13 & No. 15 of Jian Shan Street, Hsinchu City)
Photographer: Michael Geier
What is your favorite time of a day on Beimen Street? Perhaps early morning? Noon? Evening? Or late night? ‘Gaze Into the Street’ is an exhibition combining photographic view and narrative view presented by a Taiwan-based Austrian photographer and a heritage curator who just moved to Hsinchu City. Deriving from the question asked, the two outsiders of the city exchanged their views and developed the exhibition through cross-cultural dialogue. The exhibition will show the perspectives of how a foreign resident and a newcomer of the city ‘gaze’ into the historical street that is entirely new to them. There have always been disputes on the rapid change of Beimen Street and the new insertions in the neighborhood like most urban areas around the world. Some may like the status or some may feel offended and disturbed. However, no one has really witnessed the 19th century’s prosperity of the grand street as described in history and it made us all newcomers today. B.S. House and Heritage invites people in Hsinchu or from other cities to come and enjoy the moment to slow down and take a good look at the old street with us at ‘Gaze Into the Street.’ The way we live with the street today will become the way it looks like tomorrow.