You can download Memefest 2007 promotional visual art works in the download section.
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making it difficult for us by censoring,
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2007- ENTERING THE SECOND HALF OF A DECADE OF CREATION, SUBVERSION,
AND RESISTENCE! Memefest, the International Festival of Radical
Communication–born in Slovenia and rapidly reaching a
worldwide– is proud to announce its sixth annual competition.
again, Memefest is encouraging students, writers, artists, designers,
thinkers, philosophers, and counter-culturalists to submit their work
to our panel of renowned judges.
year, jury members will include
Langshaw, the Chair of and Associate Professor in the Department of
the Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal,
Quebec, Jason Grant, Director of inkahoots
the adventurous graphic design studio in Brisbane, Australia, and
Luli Radfahrer, Professor at the Communication and Art School in Sao
Paulo, Brazil, and founder of Hipermidia, one of the first digital
communication agencies in that country.
the Memefest team has asked participants to respond to the opinions
expressed in a selected text using the medium appropriate for each
category (Communication and Sociology- both written, Visual Arts, and
Beyond….). This year, for the first time, we have chosen the
text for the academic and artistic categories, and, also unlike other
years, where the chosen texts were essays, or book or manifesto
excerpts, this year’s chosen text is the 1960’s
movie trailer for
Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. This trailer features a
witty, cynical, and humorous, yet dark and serious soliloquy by the
more pertinent (might we say urgent) today than when first seen
generations ago in movie theatres, Hitchcok’s genius
man’s relationship with nature will no doubt provoke a
unequivocal responses. And, as always, those whose work does not
take a conventional format can enter the Beyond…
where the name of the game is challenging mainstream practices and
continues to grow in popularity as a
category not only because of its avant-garde appeal but because it is
open to non-students as well.
occurs completely online at www.memefest.org,
and all entries will be available for full access and commentary in
the site galleries. In 2006, Memefest received almost 500 entries
from participants of every continent on the globe (‘cept
Antarctica). We hope to get bigger, and to spread more of those good
infectious ideas, so keep thinking- and producing. Deadline
for submissions is May 20th 2007.