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Jie Sheng

Jie Sheng

Residence Period: 2011.09.25-2011.11.05

Jie Sheng

Jie Sheng specializes in the field which brings sound and vision together, working in forms of installation, sound performance and video. In her workshop she demonstrated a collective method of documenting and re-examining the urban landscape around us though sound and video. Throughout her residency she met with various sound and media artists, pursuing research for her own projects in Beijing/Shanghai and finally exhibited an installation conveying the physicality and visual image of sound.

< Collaboration Program >
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.

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