Meme Problem/Le Même Problème

screenprints, variable installation

Reinterpreting propaganda posters of the “Atelier Populaire,” produced in 1968 by student demonstrators in Paris, this project interrogates the culture of communication enabled by the Internet, and demonstrates how new digital technologies mirror the historic evolution of print technologies. These original posters were created in a fast-paced collaboration, in direct response to the events of the day. The posters’ anxious character and immediate aesthetic echo the culture of the social media memes prevalent in our present-day political climate. Half a century later, I revisit these works to reflect on the limits and possibilities of persuasive discourse. The struggle continues.