| 2021-07-17 12:00|
Guy Debord said, « Psychogeography is the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals ». The urban situation affects individual strolling but also depends on individual condition, such as gender, nationality, and age, each person experience differently in the same place.
As an Asian woman in Europe, my strolling often ends up with encounters with local men who commit sexual harassment just for fun. Unfortunately, this experience can’t be understood by privileged people, so I made a game “Strolling Cat” to make them virtually experience and sympathize with other people’s inconveniences.
In this workshop, I propose a remote performance workshop about virtually understanding other’s urban experiences. Each participant prepares a short video taken during their walk. He/She exchanges his/her video with another participant and narrates a given documentary pretending his/her own experience.For the last step, from this storytelling, original video makers comment on this narration and we briefly try a small game Mod from “Strolling Cat”.