Led by Indigenous video and meme-maker Fallon Simard, this workshop will introduce participants on using a mobile phone to create memes. Simard will provide an overview of his meme and video work, which capture the conflicts created by colonialism, land, politics, and capitalism, and investigates intensity and burdens as products of injustice(s), human rights violations, and colonial violence. Simard will offer a tutorial on the basics of phone editing to making meme art with found footage and photographs. There will be time alloted for discussion and studio time. Expect to laugh, discuss ethics regarding meme-making, disarm stigma surrounding mental health, and learn how to create your own meme!
This workshop is Pay-What-You-Can. Please note that the fee can be waived if it is a financial barrier to participation. Send an email to email@example.com and we will manually register you to the workshop. Once registered, you will receive an email with a Zoom event link on the day of the workshop.
Sunday July 19th, 2020 16:00 ESTRegister Now!
Fallon Simard’s memes and videos capture the conflicts created by colonialism, land, politics, and capitalism. The Anishinaabe-Metis artist creates moving and still images as an embodied and visceral response to Indigenous identity that dispels current tropes of Indigeneity. Simard’s work instead investigates intensity and burden as products of injustice(s), human rights violations, and colonial violence. In his videos and memes, Simard illustrates bad feelings and harms from different Indigenous contexts to reveal new modes and effects of colonial-capital-racial policy. Simard’s work mobilizes grief, intensity, and trauma as mitigation tools to colonial-capital policy. Fallon Simard additionally creates policy recommendations into legislation, services, programs, and organizations to advocate for the human rights and substantive equality of Two Spirit, Queer and Trans Indigenous people.
Image: Fallon Simard, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.
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