To promote the history and
culture of the lighthouse, the Maritime and Port Bureau of the MOTC selected
the Matsu Dongquan Lighthouse to conduct a trial and invited artists from all
fields to experience the life of a lighthouse keeper and make artistic creations.
After the public selection, two groups of artists were qualified; the first
artist, Yu-Song Wang will be stationed in the lighthouse for one month
beginning on June 5th.
Yu-Song Wang is currently
studying at the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts of the Tainan National
University of The Arts. This time he chose to use blue print. Because blue
print requires strong sunshine, the artist thinks it's suitable for creating in
Dongju Island in summer; also, the famous blue tears of Matsu are just like a blueprint
drawn on the sea. He plans to build the space he’ll be stationed in into a blue
print drawing room. During the period of his stay in the lighthouse, several
studios will be opened. The public can visit the site and interact with him
face-to-face. He also plans to hold a Dong Jyu Elementary School Workshop to
teach the children basic printmaking principles and blue print, hoping the
benefits of the promotion lasts longer.
The second group of artists
is a young couple, Wei Lu and Mu Tuan. They are expected to enter the Dongju
Island Lighthouse in July. They will use sculpture and ink as the main creative
medium, and plan to transform objects obtained on the island into works of art;
they also plan to write their stories on the island in the form of an album.
The area they’ll be stationed in will be open to the public. They hope to
interact with the people, share stories, and turn the stories into works of
The Maritime and Port Bureau
said that this is the first time that artists have been stationed in the
lighthouse. The opportunity is very rare. Visitors who are visiting Matsu in
June to July should remember to visit the Dongju Island Lighthouse to see the
scenery and visit the artists’ creations. Interacting with the artists can help
visitors understand the creative concepts as well as inspire the artists.
Contact Person: Maritime Safety Section, Lu Hsueh-Feng