Is My Truth Your Truth?
Wednesday, May 3, 7:30 PM at the ICP Museum, 250 Bowery, NY, NY
Free with Registration
An all-new, fast-paced performance by the MemeFactory about internet culture, based on themes of the 2016 election as presented in Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change.
After a five year hiatus, the MemeFactory returns. For one night. To briefly take stock of the meme moment in 2017, when a group of people have taken credit for meme-ing a president into office and visual culture has taken on an overtly political valence. Where once locates were the lingua franca of memes, now we struggle to dissect the visual impact of allegedly racist frogs and debate whether its okay to celebrate the various remixes of a white supremacist getting socked in the jaw. The MemeFactory performs, critiques, and considers the evolution of niche online visual cultures in a special, one-night program developed specifically in response to the themes in ICP’s current exhibition, “Perpetual Revolution.”
Meme Factory’s performance will be preceded by a complimentary talk by Alice Marwick, a fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute currently leading the Media Manipulation project, which examines the relationship between far-right internet subcultures, participatory culture, and the mainstream media. Warwick’s talk will focus on memes as a powerful, visual form of participatory, user-generated content in today’s visual culture environment.
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