June 29, 2008

: MEMEFEST 08 Results

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© Alexandra Hall, Individual Beauty - D
© Alexandra Hall, Individual Beauty – D

“This years festival outline seems to be the most difficult till now. Many submissions sadly did not respond to the theme RADICAL BEAUTY”, the Memefest collective resumed. “This years visual submissions had problems to match the complexity of communication in terms of including all three levels in a productive way. We know it is a hard task, but good design work needs to include all this levels.”

|| field : visual arts – static visuals
|| category : undergraduate


Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is our make up and what makes us unique. Yet where is beauty headed in the future, with the knowledge scientists have, that they can manipulate our genetic traits. We are individuals because of our genetic make up. This pack of three 10cm x 15 cm postcards (each with the same back) shows clinical but beautiful images of hair, blood and skin – the main physical external components containing our DNA. The typography presents the word ‘INDIVIDUAL’ and highlights the letters D, N and A through each card, enforcing the notion that DNA makes the individual, and the effect manipulated DNA could make in individual beauty becoming extinct. The postcards are intended to be sent between friends and family to create awareness of where we need to make sure science does not take beauty.

With the current progression and speed at which technology and science is moving there is no doubt that the industry will soon become involved with that of the beauty one. Be unique, be beautiful, it is your own make up and what makes you you.
/ MEMEFEST 2008 results
A selection of works from this year’s festival will also be included in issue 10 23:56.
tags : festival, culture jamming, network


May 12, 2008


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streetvision 08

mixed media streetart festival in Breda / NL 23rd may-29th june 2008
div lastpak, Zonenkinder, Klub 7, Latlas, Bitches in Control

April 21, 2008

: Sonar 2008

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Hybrid beings with a human head and the body of an animal from a mysterious ‘genetic experimentation’ laboratory in China are at the centre of the festival’s image. / link
:. all images | Sonar 2008
:. all videos | viral marketing fake website

xxxxx : festival, electronica

April 18, 2008

: Dark Matter & Radical Beauty

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The Chicago festival VERSION is produced by the Public Media Institute, a non-profit 501(c)-3 corporation. Version brings together individuals, groups and networks that utilize visual and conceptual art strategies, innovative social practice, public art projects, and new music to push the counter cultures forward. It’s received critical acclaim internationally and abroad.

In 2008, Dark Matter is all around us. Us artists, us activists, us outlaws. All of us, we are engaged in a culture war and economic struggle against establishments in all their guises. We form communities to counter the alienation of everyday life, and the commercial and institutional structures that stifle reality. We desire another world.
:. VERSION 08 April 17 – 27 2008

For the seventh year now, the organisers of MEMEFEST, a “festival of radical communication,” are encouraging students, professionals, artists and activists alike to contribute their talents to our collective counter-culture.

With this theme Radical Beauty we want you to explore radical beauty and use it for creation and social action for grassroots initiatives in your communities in ways that let the world fall in love with it.
Submission deadline is : May 20th 2008
Participation is free of charge

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xxxxx : festival, culture jamming, network

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