23rd August 2012

Memefest/ Queensland College of Art- Griffith University Award for Imaginative Critical Intervention

Curated by Dr George Petelin, Dr Tony Fry, Dr Oliver Vodeb, award receivers are Vladimir Turner, Ivan Kozenitzky and Søren Rosenbak.  

Almost 300 works from 35 Countries were submited to this years Memefest's Festival of Socially Responsive Communication and Art Friendly Competiton for the first investigation of DEBT from a design/communication perspective in categories "Critical writing" and "Visual communication practice" and for the special participatory art/ communication category "Beyond..."

The Memefest/ Queensland College of Art- Griffith University Award for Imaginative Critical Intervention Award for Imaginative Critical Intervention is given to support critical thinking, as the ability to see situations as they are and imagine them differently in a way that can emancipate and lead to transformation through intervention. Such interventions can be many things. They create a rupture in the order of things with the goal to redefine our relationships between being, doing and saying and our fields of experience. Such interventions conditioned by critical thinking are tightly connected to the principle of response-ability, which is an active position of engagement and the quality to transformatively act in situations, insisting that what matters are the human implications and not only the market implications of situations.

Receivers of the Award will be invited to Brisbane to collaborate on a extradisciplinary workshop with QCA academics Dr George Petelin, Dr Tony Fry, Dr Oliver Vodeb. In addition to this, best ranked QCA students and engaged members of local Brisbane community will be also invited to colalborate on a broader workshop/research seminar with the goal to research DEBT further and create a art/communication based intervention in Brisbane.

Read more about the award and check out the awarded works and curated submissions at www.memefest.org.