Stay, create and present in th heart of Tokyo
Residence Period: 2011.09.25-2011.11.05
Jasmeen undertook a detailed investigation into the phenomenon of "Chikan" in Japan. Having established the organization Blank Noise in order to promote awareness about the issue of street sexual harassment, Jasmeen attempted to gain an insight into the problems faced by women (and men) in such terms in Tokyo. Jasmeen carried out a series of interviews with over 15 different women of all ages asking as to their experience of sexual harassment in public places and attitudes towards this.
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Examining the cross-section of media technology, public space and civic action mediActions poses a question to the promise of new technologies as activators of social and political change. Visions of the internet and other forms of media as the aggregators of democracy and engagement in civil society have created unfulfillable utopian dreams yet as these media forms construct a new layer of the concrete spaces which we inhabit, can we discover their potential for participation, action and activism?
Based upon these questions mediActions hosted a 6 week artist in residence program including participants from China, India, Indonesia and Japan, engaging in collaboration to investigate how media technologies and our thinking towards them may enable a new activation and inhabitation of the public spaces around us.