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Adversity, Miraculous brightnes, Mindfield

The creation of the study focused on Dajia Mazu Procession, adopting textual analysis to reveal the history and cultural scene of Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage, conducting direct observation to photograph and collect data as the image material for the study. In addition, using case study to analyze content of Mazu-related artworks of Taiwan artists and interpreting creative ideas of artworks adopting photomontage technique by worldwide photography artists.

The creation of the study use photomontage techniques, imitating the spirit of oriental painting of Long Chin-San’s composite photography works and poetic beauty of Jerry Uelsmann's(1934 ∼) artworks, presenting the enthralling images of pilgrimage troupe by using digital image composition technique to cut, combine, and collage photographs. Using the Chinese long handscroll's banner type to frame the artwork and expand the space and time of the image presentation, and applying Roland Barthes' semiotic theory to analyze and interpret the study. The researcher hopes the underlying meaning of three themes of the artwork--"Adversity", "Miraculous brightness", "Mindfield" can touch viewers deeply and move them to find their own value of life, and become the co-creation between the study and viewers.

The creation process of the study lasted for two years participation and photo shooting during the procession in 2011 and 2012. The recorded results can apply to art creations and the follow-up research as reference materials; with the booming development of modern day's cultural and creative industry of Taiwan, the author anticipates that the final presentation of the study can apply to cultural creative product, and become the advertising resource of cultural tourism marketing of Dajia Mazu Procession Festival.

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