Up the River During Qingming—NPM New Media Art Exhibition

Join the NPM × RCB Film Club and follow the NPM treasures, mythical creatures, and guardians as you travel through time and space and embark on a thrilling, mesmerizing adventure!

Galaxy Adventure of NPM Guardians

Based on the Qing dynasty painting Syzygy of the Sun, Moon, and the Five Planets by the artist Xu Yang, the Directorate of the Imperial Observatory predicted that the sun, the moon, and the five planets would line up at noon on the first day of the coming lunar year—an event known as a "syzygy." However, the officials were worried that the prediction might not come true. Planetary deity Kuixing volunteered to contact the five planets to ensure the smooth alignment of the stars. At the same time, five treasures escaped from the NPM and took off for the planets. Kuixing summoned the Guardians of the NPM, 15th century Vietnamese Monkey King, Western Han dynasty Pottery Pig, and Tang dynasty Madam Tang (Pottery Figure of Lady Playing Polo) to help search for the five escaped treasures and restore peace and prosperity to the universe.

Length: 13 minutes

Adventure of the Mythical Creatures at the National Palace Museum

Bang! Something is happening in the world of the "Great Universal Map." Animals in it are running wild. What happened to these exotic animals? The call of the ancient map guides the animals drawn by Castiglione to an exciting adventure. The brave dogs from Ten Fine Hounds, and Long-haired Dog Beneath Blossoms, the lemur from Cochin Lemur, and the deer from Auspicious Roe Deer, gathered the Ten Fine Hounds to work together to overcome obstacles. They also learn to appreciate the spirit of Castiglione's art that combines Chinese and European techniques. Here we have gathered Taiwan's best animators to present Castiglione's art to the fullest under 4K resolution.

Length: 27 minutes

Adventures in the NPM: The Formosa Odyssey

The three NPM treasures, Child Pillow, Jade Duck, and Jade Pi-hsieh met a Taiwanese dog from the Illustration of Tribute Missions that was looking for his master. Riding the Qing Navy's most innovated Tong-an ship through time and space, the NPM treasures set foot on Formosa Taiwan in the Qing dynasty. Along the way, they were kidnapped by a smuggler, saved by a courageous Spanish priest, met a Dabang tribe chief whose ancestral official robe was stolen, and a warm hearted young man of the Thao tribe. Were they able to accomplish their mission in finding the dog's Pingpu tribe master?

Length: 27 minutes