LIVE ARTS FOR THE EVERYDAY – APPLICABLE THOUGHT #88 – Fading

Both light and sound can be faded in or out. This provides a softer change than going from something not being there to being totally there all at once. A sharp change rekindles the attention. A progressive change gives us time to adapt to it and can even become an event in itself. There are things in life that we simply have to wait for. Waiting for a long time might make it seem like there’s no movement at all. Perhaps the “technician” is doing a very subtle fade-out of the old and fade-in of the new conditions. Perhaps this moment of change is an event in itself.

 

María Ferrara

 

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LIVE ARTS FOR THE EVERYDAY – APPLICABLE THOUGHT #60 – Poetry

Poetry is a literary genre in which the formal and evocative qualities of language are used to contribute to or even replace its prosaic or literal meaning. This can be transposed to live arts. When we say something is poetic, we mean that it is touching us, often in subtle ways that are difficult to describe. We can endeavour to make things poetic or we can simply allow ourselves to find the poetry in things. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

 

 

María Ferrara