What can internet memes do? An art object frequently encountered by a wide range of communities, memes complicate boundaries between artists and non-artists, originals and remixes, and novelty and usefulness. Explore the elusive and entertaining form in a pop-up “Meme Town” alongside Minnesota artists from a range of disciplines including visual art, performance, and music. Through interactive installations, digital playgrounds, and memes circulated before and after the event, attendees will help populate the meme landscape in imaginative new ways. A town hall meeting on the corruptibleness of memes will explore how the form is used towards vastly different ends by digital communities on the right and the left.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Walker Art Center