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Memefest

Memefest 2018

The online digital folklore and humour festival

Festivals

Memes form part of our everyday life and have transformed the way in which we relate with each other and express our opinions in public. On 3 March, we are holding a festival to defend this popular, free and uncontrollable form of communication. We will be offering you an evening of conversations, music, screenings and a battle of the memes with a set of guests who are very familiar with the most entertaining and peculiar corners of the World Wide Web. 

The Memefest is a tribute to digital culture and the Internet, to creation from anonymity and the absence of any defined authorship, to the remixing of contents, to the speed and ephemeral success of ideas and of images, to user communities with their own codes and humoristic languages, to ugliness that attracts us and to the popular tales that are expanding thanks to networked communication.

 

19.00 | Introduction and intermittent monologue

Carlo Padial, the Memefest master of ceremonies, parodies life on the Internet and human behaviour on the social media networks. His interventions are accompanied by the screenings of audiovisual pieces and photographic compositions that he has produced himself on the meme universe.

 

19.20 | Dolors Boatella and Felipe G. Gil
Meme it Yourself

 

20.05 | Júlia Cot and Tomàs Fuentes
Limits have humour

We are constantly hearing people talk about the limits of humour and Tweeters who are face prosecution because of jokes they have made. Tomàs Fuentes and Júlia Cot talk about some of these cases and reflect on how black humour fits into the meme universe. Are there memes on any subject or does white humour abound because they seek virality? And what are the limits of humour – if they exist – marked by? The internal elements of the meme, such as the subject dealt with or content of the image, or are they marked by a series of elements outside the meme in itself, such as the time context, or who sends it?

 

21.00 | Noel Ceballos and El Hematocrítico
Memefail: When viral humour fails

El Hematocrítico and Noel Ceballos investigate live what happens with political memes that are not funny, videos that become popular hits for the wrong reasons, actions on social media networks that end up landing their instigators in court, Twitter bombs that explode in the hands of their makers... In summary, a panoramic journey through internet fails, meme-wrecks, and the EPIC FAIL in all its splendour.

 

22.00 | Battle of the memes

Directed and presented by Alba Rihe, the Battle of the memes puts to the test all the Memefest participants, who have to overcome a series of challenges related with memes. With the participation of Dolors Boatella, Felipe G.Gil, Júlia Cot, Tomàs Fuente, Noel Ceballos, El Hematocrítico and special guests Christian Flores, Ana Polo, Ana Belén Rivero and Oye Sherman.

 

23.00 |  Los Ganglios concert

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Carlo Padial

Intermittent monologue

Carlo Padial, the Memefest master of ceremonies, parodies life on the Internet and human behaviour on the social media networks. His interventions are accompanied by the screenings of audiovisual pieces and photographic compositions that he has produced himself on the meme universe.

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Dolors Boatella and Felipe G. Gil

Meme it Yourself

Where are memes created and where are they going? Internet memes are digital productions which avoid traditional forms of authorship to instead bring the collective, political and interpersonal to the fore. We're going to survey the promiscuous and unclassifiable life of memes and talk about ...

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