Ever heard the phrase, “I need to do something that matters”?
How creativity can last in a disposable society? Musings from our Studio intern @hermannaudrey
As far as we know, human beings are the only species who can create what we refer to as ‘art’. Art can be defined as a creation largely based on the emotion of the moment; a sudden urge for expression. A sense of community is made when others can relate to the common emotions within art, and while looking at a painting or film, feel understood.
Art which showcases particular joy or anger becomes a record of a particular time in the artist’s life and a comment to their negotiation of the world around them. As time passes, the creation remains. Perhaps art serves as a document for human existence. But our frontiers thirst for instant entertainment, fast fashion and momentary thrills. Is art being created, in a general sense, with a commitment to quality that believes the work will outlive us as an heirloom to the future? Could we now stand beside this work and claim it to be a true representation of everything we are and are capable of creating?
In a fast paced society, some artful endeavours are churned out to last only moments. Are artists of today creating with the intention that that the work is disposable and has an expiry?
Written by Studio intern, Kenna Davidson.
(Edited by Jacquelyn.)
images by Cory Vanderploeg..