Decolonial Meme Queens, Diet Colonizer, online digital collage, 2018
Memeing as a Movement with melannie monoceros
Free, everyone welcome to attend!
“memes will not decolonize you, but actively dismantling the system of colonialism will.” – decolonial meme queens
How does passively scrolling through content online, including contemporary art, intimate personal narratives and current events, mirror and contribute to dis/engagement with colonial realities in Canada, and what is possible when we begin to reconsider our own positionality alongside art that speaks directly to those realities? In this gathering we will be discussing the possibilities for solidarity, community building and decolonizing our artistic gazes and perspectives.
Readings: Decolonial Meme Queens by Kablusiak in Canadian Art , instagram: @decolonial.meme.queens
melannie monoceros is a poet and interdisciplinary artist exploring polysensory production and somatic grief through text/ile and performance. A nonbinary, Black and chronically ill creator, they are currently based in Treaty 1 territory/Winnipeg, MB. monoceros is a VONA fellow and has performed at venues across Turtle Island aka North America. melannie has been a guest lecturer at Concordia University, Ontario College of Art and Design, Ryerson University and Yukon College School of Visual Art, and their writing has appeared in magazines such as Make/Shift, Shameless and The Peak, as well as the zine When Language Runs Dry .