Fallon Simard
Jul 19, 2020

Making Meme Art On Your Phone

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 captures the conflicts created by colonialism, land, politics, and capitalism, and investigates the 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 allotted 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!

Sunday July 19

4pm - 6pm (EST)

Registration fees: This workshop is PWYC ($20 suggested donation). Please note that the fee can be waived if it is a financial barrier to participation. Send an email to education@interaccess.org and we will manually register you to the workshop.

After registering you will receive an email with a Zoom event link a few days prior to the workshop. Contact education@interaccess.org for any questions.

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About the Instructor:

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. See more of his work at https://www.fallonsimard.com/

Questions? If you have any questions about the workshop or special requirements, please contact us at education@interaccess.org.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy: We are unable to accommodate attendee cancellations or refunds less than 1 week prior to a workshop or event. InterAccess reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary.

Image credit: Fallon Simard, 2020.


This workshop is part of Vector Festival 2020: Online Edition. Vector Festival is a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice.

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