LIVE ARTS FOR THE EVERYDAY – APPLICABLE THOUGHT #73 – Medium

A medium is the means by which something is conveyed or transmitted. It’s not rare for live artists to work with more than one medium and combine dance, music, speech, text and even technical media like video in their work. The word multimedia sounds very contemporary, but it includes also non-technological media, so the term is applicable to 16th-Century Commedia dell’Arte, which incorporated music, dance and acrobatics to theatre. Without a medium, there is no expression or realization of who we are. It can be our work, our relationships, our hobbies, our practices… It’s important for every aspect of who we are to have a channel to express itself. Perhaps we need to become multimedia… which doesn’t mean technological.

 

María Ferrara