From participation to interaction
before art was like a message the producer had the idea or most often the person who hired the painter o sculptor to communicate or glorify a person object. Or make a statement trough building innovation defensive reason or to show the community wealth and power by holding on to the notion “the bigger the better”.
in the last century this slowly shifted to a more interactive program where the audience is integrated into the pieces and or asked to participate, the dialogue chanced and so did the focus on quality of the actual artistic material. so the next thing is criticism and objects to be altered or to be tempered with on random by visitors of the installation.
artist tried and to step away from the term art with their integrated endeavors and success, not to make a statement against art but to emphasize the relation of their pieces and their social dynamics in relation to the audience.Here an artist named John Cage but the label on this phenomenon as “the happening”
Moving away from the movement of the human body alone the term cyborg,cybernetic robot or simply electronic art came into play with its anthropomorphism.Where electronic devices with a some what human capability to react and interact with external input and stimulation and internal programing to perform actions and task’s. these robots created a modern interesting dialogue between the technological and the natural world.
with the progress of these new art forms sound,image movement w here all tackled and explored and used for the audience to experience.Al this interaction made a huge difference between old and new cinema due to the drastic changes of what life art and installation meant between the old and new, social situation and life are being questioned now the material is being upgraded into a more automatic scape of modern electronics.where the early innovate art stays behind and automated dialogue takes its place.
as media evolved during the last century like no other before we start noticing different reaction because of the globalization en the conflict with many languages and cultures.
As modern culture believed that that all of these subject where able to be defined, critiqued and studied, Roland Barthes was an early linguist who started to look at the effects of images beside written language. He was not the only one who became aware that “normal” behavior, style, and other social accepted signs and communication. The non verbal sign language that is found in the physical world in every social structure and even outside every on all over the world.
Signs are very important in every facet of human life because it’s the apex of our understanding that sweet spot we automatically look for in any context.Because if we can figure out what the situation tell us we wouldn’t be able to perceive danger or maybe opportunity. Its like how would a farmer know when his patatoe’s are good to be harvested,or by the looks of the facial expression of the actress we can almost read what is going trough her mind these signs are denotative they are not merely objective.But they are telling us a expected reaction linked to the sign in most of the logical cases anyways.Like the actor gave her a rose and the actress started to blush and look at her feet shifting the wait from one foot to the other so to speak now wouldn’t you say that body language sounds shy?
but there are tons of examples how about the black and yellow on a wasp, u know that wasps have a sting and the color way you would recognize right away when u came across one.So here the color means attention just like the fluorescent yellow construction vest. Traffic signs.product labels all these tell you way more than the objective picture,and what did this meant for film and other media well obvious people started to play with these signs and started to use them to communicate their idea’s even more.Emphasizing cultural background and thinking about the surface meaning and the thought behind and context behind it.These codes became a handy tool for artist,media producers/makers and companies trough out the last few centurys but even b
A History in Four Moments
First i have to note that i had some struggle to come to s full comprehension of the text.although the text starts of describing the chronological course video took in the last century here in Canada,and it usage by artist who had several ways of utilizing this medium with different idea’s.But soon in the text it becomes clear that different community’s have different perceptions on how to use this medium,and this triggered some very interesting evolution in the video world.here there is reasoning about the idea behind the video and appropriation of existing stories and video’s versus old narrative manners.also the semiotics that are being challenged by different artist are being reviewed and their sociopolitical context and the impact they had last century.
Go’s over the British movements in the early 21 century that triggered innovative outcomes for several political associations. the outcome of those innovation’s brought some negative(well it’s how you perceive it ) assumption about performers in video as well as it states that live footage,performance art and theater are definitely different. the propaganda machine,the male gaze the status of woman in society all went trough transformation and the participation of these movements and the action that they took to obtain these radical changes in some instances .Interesting if u ask me but on the same note quite sick at the same time ,because i’ve been raised with the resonance of an entirely different social/cultural mindstate.
Isaac Narciso Weber