I am not much of a sculpture fan. I really don’t know the reason why? I prefer looking at art in the two-dimensional form of a painting or photo; perhaps it is so I can study, look and observe it. With an art exhibition, I am more curious to the starting conceptualization and development than with the stunning finished product.
With current media and the drive to push video to all – I want to vomit that the printed and written word will probably go away. Soon the selfie will evolve into everyone broadcasting everything they are doing in real time, and no one really watching with any great depth what anyone is saying or doing. Just look at television where new media “programming” is heading. I wish Google would make an algorithm…shit…this idea scares me…(omit – as this idea is good for a media company or Google)
I digress, I had a small bolt of lighting hit me in the noggin as I was typing a complaint, and then a solution to solve that problem came forth. What is my complaint about current media – you have to sit there and watch people talking, yapping about it, and the reality is most of the time is the set up, pre content advertisement, and then a few pop ups that make one think of the old newspaper, filled and littered with advertisements – yet the new media ones talk to you and are on auto play – even if you don’t want to see or hear them
When I was lucky enough to visit the Rodin museum in Paris, my appreciation and understanding of sculpture really improved and I started to like and appreciate the art from more. The “thinker” is probably what Rodin is best known for, yet, I think his most amazing and horrific work are the giant doors he did known as, “the gates of hell.”
When I first saw them, I was a bit shaken because the skill and beauty of the sculpt told the story of the negative side of the human condition in our minds if we think too much. Instead of our own minds and heart resonating love and goodness, we can just as easily fall into darkness if we allow it.
Learning how to try to move past that state, call it dispassion, is what I have to do today, as I think about technologies and the potential and possibilities that will soon be inside each of our lives. With many, I get a sense that society has not one clue how much privacy and control we are freely giving up, and getting nothing in return. Usually you give up privacy for increased security; there is a trade off between the two to find a balance. Today’s Internet and the way it is heading in making life great for your spot of the planet, while slowly eliminating the rest of the planet from your perspective and field of vision…
…It has me at times thinking like the man in the sculpt, yet thinking, “why is man so good at creating his own hell on earth?”
Hell is a place you wish no one ever goes to, even your worst enemies.