Participating artist Atsuko Nakamura speaks of her response to the issues touched on in 'Intimate Transgressions'
Why society cannot eradicate sensual violence, although it has been 70 years from "comfort women" during WWII?
Nowadays the victims of sexual violence in Japan are often young children rather than adult women.
The fundamental motivation of this crime i.e. someone's distorted and arbitrary desire to hurt someone physically and mentally is not changed, but why it is repeated?
The border of conscious and unconscious is the theme of my recent practice, the aim is to highlight and raise awareness of things which no one may have noticed before. As a Japanese person, I would like to explore the issue of sexual violence towards young children, to focus on what lies behind this crime and its impact as well as the 'mind control' by media and economic disparity which exacerbates its occurance.
Atsuko Nakamura June 2015