LIVE ARTS FOR THE EVERYDAY – APPLICABLE THOUGHT #87 – Expression

How do live artists express themselves with their work? One thing is what is expressed by the piece and another thing is what is expressed by the artist within the piece. Actors often express views which are not their own while playing a role so that the piece can express something that they may resonate with. There is a surrendering of one’s self-image, of the wish to air one’s feelings and be identified with the values one holds, in favour of playing a necessary role so that the expression can happen on a different level. For example: we can express our concern for the environment by going to a demonstration. Or we can not demonstrate and instead be consequent with our actions, even if nobody knows.

 

María Ferrara

 

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