| Short, Musical
Little Taiko Boy's soundtrack is a safer-sex parody of the American Christmas carol "The Little Drummer Boy" interspersed with the slow rumble of a traditional Japanese taiko drum that ... See full summary »
Jackson made several trips to Japan in the course of developing Little Taiko Boy, working closely with Akira the Hustler and Madame Bonjour JohnJ at Rainbow Ring's Community Center Akta. The LGBT center and gallery takes an innovative, localized approach to community work that includes the condom Delivery Boys who have done outreach and condom distribution in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ni-Chome district since 2003. The 'Goddess Edition' condom cases that Amaterasu Omikami gifts in Little Taiko Boy are inspired by the artist designed series produced by Community Center AKTA. Jackson made the video with a grant from Art Matters, a foundation created to assist artists who make work intending to break ground aesthetically and socially.