Race Jam: A panel on memes and online imagined blackness
August 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm EDT
Friday, August 28, 2020, 7 pm ET
Free and suggested donation
Upon registration, you will receive an email with information on how to view the event. If you encounter any issues accessing the event, please send us a text message at 716-427-4125.
In this intimate public knowledge-sharing event led by Jenson Leonard ( @coryintheabyss ), and featuring Ashley Khirea Wahba ( @th0t_catalog ), Nicolas Vargas ( @blackpowerbottomtext ), and Pastiche Lumumba ( @pastichelumumba ), Leonard and the participants will lead a discussion on the origins of the internet meme, its mobilization as political ejecta in the 2016 election, its shared resonances with graffiti and conceptual art practices, and the structural and ethical pitfalls of the medium in the context of mass surveillance, data extraction, and digital blackface.
Audiences will be able to ask questions to the panelist in the live chat, which will be sent to the panelists upon moderation by SW.
Workspace Residency is supported by generous support by the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, and individual members, businesses, and supporters. Special thanks to Scribe Video Center. See more information about the Workspace Residency here.
Banner image by Jenson Leonard.