Common Sense

Participants:Prayas Abhinav, Xaisongkham Induanchanty, Yamaoka Sakiko

Artist in Residence

dislocate12 brings together a group of 4 artists in the context of a suburban community of Tokyo, Japan, to undertake an investigation of civic engagement through art and technology. Through a collaboration between these artists and local citizens dislocate seeks to build a significant dialogue in which residents may discover and produce new ways of activating the shared spaces which define their communities and explore a means of individual and collective expression which may allow for a greater sense of authorship upon these spaces of everyday life and give rise to an awareness that each individual contributes to the production of town itself, a consciousness which may not only be discovered through the examination of one’s own neighbourhood but also through engagement and comparison with communities of strongly different conditions.