Monday, November 23, 2015

   Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos           

        In Jonathan Gruber's documentary, Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos, Miriam Beerman comments on the subjectivity of art and how she believes it is not fair for an artist the explain their intentions with a piece of art. This is because she believed that by telling the audience what her intentions were, she was limiting their experience as well as perception of the art. I find this to be similar to Edward Vessel's study on the brain's reaction to art. Vessel found that each person has a different perception of what art they like and what art inspires them. By limiting the audiences perception of the art by telling them the artist intention, you are limiting the brain's activity. The brain is forced into a box in which it is unable to think out of.  I believe that the artist interpretation is only meant to guide the audience's perception. I do believe there is a place for it in art, however i also believe that in experimental arts, the artist has no right to sway the audiences perception of a piece toward or away from an emotion that is naturally evoked by the piece.

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