From Alan Johnson Commenting on […something is changing the relationship of common understanding. Indeed, a crisis might stimulate action in positive directions and become the springboard to the ever evolving human.]
“True, our next level of ‘Art’ May be upon us now. Participatory. The patron as part of the art. Further it may be immersive. The patron as the art. Virtual Reality May give way to experimental art forms. Take for example the ‘Murder Mystery Dinner’. One is part of the ‘Play’, one is a character in the event. The Art is transitory. Oscar Wilde, although he created art, was art. Our artistic future may be events where individual patrons assume roles and become the art for themselves to experience, and every patron ‘sees’ the art differently.
Isn’t that a bit of what we experienced when we go, for example to the current Dior exhibit at the DMA and then gather to discuss what we each saw, felt, sensed and drew from the visit?
Isn’t the discussion even more Art, than the actual visit to the display? The display is static. A trip and a walk. The discussion is dynamic, prizing out emotions and deep seated response feelings of the participants.
I am sure that Cro-Magnon man sat around the fire and found that the true ‘art’ of his day was the talk that he had with his compatriots about the scratches he made on a sheep bone, more than the actual scratches themselves. I know my ancestors thought more of the meaning of the Runes on their Scandinavian rocks than they did of the rune shapes themselves.
The Future for Art is bright. It would be interesting to see what man considers art in 2100 or 2200 or beyond.”