Exercise 2 My list of Read, Written, Seen and Heard
- WordPress blog – Written and Read
- I do….until I don’t – Seen
- Enchanted August – Read
- List of words for Creative art degree – Written
- The 7 basic plots by Christopher Booker – Read
- Facebook – Read
- i-News digital – Read
- Coram Voice website – Read
- Children’s Act 1989 sections 17 & 20 – Read
- Chicago Med episode – Seen
- Twitter – Read & Written
- Instagram – Seen
- Imagine FX magazine – Read
- Corbin Nash – (not finished) – Seen
- Creative Arts course-book – Read
- Heard my family discuss their days.
My day contains a lot of stories, from my son recanting his latest misadventures on Overwatch through to the book I’m reading before bed. It’s an interesting mix of storytelling (my family’s days) and people’s interpretations of the world around them (Facebook, Instagram, i-News, Twitter).
The obvious things I would consider art would be Instagram, Imagine FX magazine, and the films/dramas I watched on the television. The creativity and imagination to create these shows the invention in the art. The script writing and universes created, even based on reality, are certainly an art form.
Is i-News an art? There is certainly more art in the news than truth, and it is because of this I have started to think of news-streams more as an invented creative article than a straight unbiased truth. Journalism seems to have lost its integrity and become more of a creative storytelling.
My son describing his game, and gameplay, is definitely creative, and his whole body experience certainly makes it a performance art. My daughter’s flamboyant hand gestures whilst describing her vehicle maintenance workshops, although maybe not a conventional piece of performance art, it is certainly filled with creativity and theatre.
As I reread my definition of art in an earlier blog I’m intrigued by how I have stricter rules when it comes to the written word. Although I’ve said I believe it is up to the artist to guide us, I believe there is a greater craft requirement in creative writing. Something for me mull on.
I think it requires an understanding of language that is well crafted. It’s probably why I don’t believe a computer can produce a piece of creative writing. There needs to be a direction, a growth and a distinct representation of life, however removed from the human one. I love fantasy stories, and can devour a novel in a matter of days. However removed the characters and plots are from my normality, there is still a distinct intelligence and development behind the writing. It’s not random words on a page. They have meaning.
Ah, back to the meaning behind the art. I think that sums it up aptly for me. There needs to be meaning. Painting for the sake of it isn’t art. The same way words for the sake of writing isn’t art.