There is nothing wrong with gadgets, don’t get me wrong. They are capable of leading us into the future faster than anything else, and I like testing the frontiers very much. In a way, it’s what keeps us going. However, I don’t think that gadget state of mind should be involved in art. What do I mean by that? Stay tuned and read. If I phrase it correctly and properly. Mind you, I will use art to refer to all art forms, such visual arts, literary arts, mixed arts, or music.
Every time a new phone, laptop, or operating system is launched, people who intend to buy them expect them to be better and more performing than the current model. And it is fine when you expect this from a mobile phone. However, when these expectations are assigned to art, you can tell that some feelings are being misplaced. While there is competition in industry and it ensures progress, there should be no competition in art. Why? Because art does not come from a competitive place and it is not initially created with such purpose. Continue reading