Visual Activism

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•This springs from the readings on protest art, culture jamming, performance interventions, and visual activism. This brainstorm session is intended to generate ideas for the next assignment on culture jamming/visual activism. In groups or individually, think about causes that you care deeply about. How are these causes currently addressed within visual culture? What activism exists right now on these issues? Consider what the following might look like:

1.Memes meant to spread awareness on the issue

2.A disruptive performance intervention

3.An art installation that allows audiences to interact with the issue

4.Any other ideas you come up with for responding to these issues through visual culture

5.What does the future you want your great grandchildren to live in look like? What sorts of things are a priority in this world? Use this image of the future to generate ideas about memes, performance, installation, etc.

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Visual activism is encompassed by both political and formal strategies that are aimed at
interrogating the visual cultures that we consider protests from our ideological views. Visual
activism focusses on announcing changes in the spaces that we are directly involved in and this
is only done through visual examples. Our interaction with issues has gradually changed over
time due to technology progression and emergence of multiple platforms through which we can
share and speak visually about affairs (Jackson 175). Through visual activism, individuals can be
able to engage with audiences and explain the negative effects that the products have on the
general society through perception.
Culture jamming, on the other hand, refers a form of political and cultural activism which
presents itself in the form of fake adverts, news or stories that are a hoax. Culture jamming is
mainly aimed to subvert the media power, governments or corporations considered large.
Through culture jamming, information that the governments, large corporations or the media
give to the public is distorted, an...

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