East Asia Ecotopia
The One Billion Rising Collaborative Printmaking Project was initially proposed by the activists of Gangjeong village (a village in Jeju Island, South Korea, that has been fighting for more than 10 years against the construction of a naval base). We conducted 13 workshops all around Korea, and created a 13-meter banner from them.
“One Billing Rising Resistance” was an international joint action initiated to end violence against women. Given that one in three women in the world experiences violence or rape in their lifetime, the total number reaches one billion. The participants of “One Billion Rising Resistance” danced together to show the survivors as they are and to inform people of the injustices they face, as well as the reality in which no one is penalized for these acts. Through dancing, we expressed aspects of life and solidarity that do not succumb to violence.
At the workshop, the participants made woodblock prints of women dancing against violence. We collected and printed these prints to make one huge banner. The banner, which brings together more dancing women as the workshops continue, will be used for the March 8th International Women’s Day marches in Seoul and Jeju.