From 11 October 2023 to 08 January 2024
Jimmy Beunardeau captures moments in people's lives that seem to come straight out of the movies. In his photos, surrounded by the light of temples, neon lights and lanterns, Taiwanese men and women become characters in a film.
In Taiwan, as the sun sets and nightlife emerges from the darkness, shadows appear in the electric haze and the city's little theatre comes to life. In the evening, just after 6 p.m., the Taiwanese begin to head home, the sun falls, the heartbeat slows, as does that of the city. It is at this precise moment that, more than ever, Formosa seems to escape time, torn between deeply rooted traditions and a galloping modernity. As the natural light fades, everyone's guard is down, social codes discreetly disappear and appearances are relaxed. This breach in the half-light reveals the animal nature of man within the city.
In this series, the artist allows us to observe men and women in their daily lives at twilight, but he also opens a door onto the divine world through two major religious events in Taiwan: the Dajia Mazu pilgrimage and the Taoist festival of King Qingshan.