Thursday, January 31, 2008

Education for the viewer or the artist?


Who is it that needs the education, I would would say both the creater and the experiencer.

TV is bliss is probably correct in that we are now in an age where all of us are surrounded by technology. That creates both a problem for the viewer and artist. For the artist, the problem lies in the fact that we as a society are accustomed to technology and subconciously have expectations on what we are about to experience. As an artist working in these mediums, there has to be an awareness of what it is the viewer is expecting without ever knowing that they are already predisspossed to those expectations. As the experiencer, the problem arises in the fact that if they have seen a new media work before, they jump to the assumption that they already know what all new media work is to be.

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